FF1600 ace Fos­ter re­turns to Brit­car in Lo­tus Ex­ige at Sil­ver­stone

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For­mula Ford stal­wart Joey Fos­ter made a one-off re­turn to the Brit­car pad­dock last week­end at Sil­ver­stone.

Fos­ter, who is com­pet­ing in the British Rac­ing and Sports Car Club’s Na­tional FF1600 se­ries this year, re­joined Chris Head­lam be­hind the wheel of a Lo­tus Ex­ige pre­pared by Or­bital Sound.

The meet­ing marked the first time that Fos­ter has ap­peared on a Brit­car en­try list since a sim­i­lar one-off ap­pear­ance in 2016.

“We ran the Oul­ton Park round in 2016 and un­for­tu­nately we had a few car is­sues then,” said Fos­ter.

“The car has been in test­ing since then, we’ve tried a few dif­fer­ent things and we’ve made it more re­li­able so it was a case of let’s take it out and see how we go.”

With the race one grid order de­ter­mined by cham­pi­onship po­si­tion af­ter a qual­i­fy­ing washout, Fos­ter and Head­lam climbed from 27th on the grid to fin­ish sev­enth.

In race two, the team suf­fered a gearshift prob­lem in the open­ing laps of the sec­ond 50-minute race and ended up sev­eral laps down.

Fos­ter and Head­lam took a best fin­ish of sev­enth in race one

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