Mitchell thrilled to drive March F2
Ben Mitchell says he is thrilled at the chance to race the ex-stephen South March 782 in Historic F2 at Dijon this weekend.
The Cheltenham racer has a strong reputation in historic competition and will pilot the car for the Retro Track and
Air team on its return to racing after an absence of more than 30 years.
Mitchell, 25, first had contact with Matthew Watts and the Retro team doing work experience before he left school. Now he will race the newly restored March.
“I’ve never raced a two-litre F2 car before,” said Mitchell. “Hopefully I can give it a good showing, but the first priority is to look after the car.”
Mitchell is second in the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula Ford 1600 Championship in a Merlyn Mk20, but leads Cameron Jackson’s Lola T200 on dropped scores by 14. The series has two races left.
Ex-south March will race at Dijon