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Castle Combe Formula Ford 1600 stalwart Pete Diccox made his final appearance in the category during the circuit’s finals day meeting.
Diccox, who retires at the age of 80, concluded his 25th full season in his Van Diemen RF89 on Saturday. He was a late additional entry to the Formula Ford Carnival, after contact forced him out of the final Formula Ford Championship race on the first lap. He exited the Carnival after nine laps due to mechanical issues.
A photo-call with the circuit marshals followed a celebratory lap of the circuit during the lunch break.
“The circuit has changed, obviously with the introduction of the chicanes since I started and the people have changed too, with the younger guys coming in,” Diccox said. “I think it is trying to keep up with and being around younger people that keeps you going. When you’re older it is easier to fall into a certain routine but being around the youngsters has kept me going and active.”