EX-GT man Ellis gets Ford Falcon for Classic event
Former British GT champion Bradley Ellis will race a Ford Falcon at this weekend’s Silverstone Classic.
Ellis, who has driven Mini and TojeiroBristol cars, will race Elliott Norris’s V8 Falcon in the Big Engine Touring Cars encounter for pre-1966 tin-tops.
The 29-year-old 2007 British GT champion, who has already tested the Falcon, said: “I’ve done some coaching with Elliott. He bought this car and wants to do some races in it.
“It’ll be cool. It eats up the straights pretty quickly and it’s a little bit of a handful. It’s different to other cars I’ve driven, but once you get it balanced in a corner it’s nice to drive – sideways.”
Regular Classic competitor and 2012 World Touring Car champion Rob Huff is also entered to drive a Falcon (with Trevor Buckley), while experienced racer Nigel Greensall will handle another example with David Huxley.
Ex-british GT racer Chris Beighton will race his Super Touring Honda Accord.
Ellis will handle this Ford Falcon