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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aquila encouraged by maiden
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The voice of club motor racing
                                                                                                                                                                                                         DANISH CONSTRUCTOR Aquila                        “It’s a mega car and it can
                                                                                                                                                                                                         believes it can be competitive in British     definitely win races.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Formula Ford after an encouraging                Aquila’s UK agent Julian Hoskins
                                                                                                                                                                                                         series debut at Knockhill last weekend.       added: “It responded well to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scottish FF1600 ace Joe Tanner was         changes we made and we were
                                                                                                                                                                                                         brought in to drive the FD1. He qualified     very encouraged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         19th, over a second off pole, before             “It was just out of the box and all the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         finishing 17th in race one. He then           others are already at their maximum.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         improved to 10th and 12th in the next            The deal with Tanner was a one-off,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         two events, and set a best lap within         but neither party has ruled out further
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0.8 seconds of the fastest in race three.     races. Tanner said: “I’m keen to do more
                                                                                                                                                                                T1000 will run for the      “I’m quite pleased with how things         in Britain and I hope to get out to
                                                                                                                                                                                first time next month    went considering it’s a brand new car         Denmark later in the year too. ”                                                                      Chevron built successful




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Pro1000 Series                                                                                                                                                                                           and we had a misfire during all our              Hoskins is also talking to other                                                                   F3 machines in late 1960s



Tappy to test Pro1000
                                                                                                                                   for the series, and Caparo sales director Stuart                      testing on Friday,” said Tanner.              drivers about racing the car.


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                                                                                                                                   Scarbrough has backed Pro1000 to succeed.                                                                                                                                    s Goodwood breaks with        unearthing more obscure chassis in
                                                                                                                                      “We were toying with the idea of a race series anyway,                                                                                                                    Revival tradition by asking   the knowledge that organisers will
                                                                                                                                   and here we have a ready-made package with only a few                                                                                                                        invitees to pay an entry      not fill their fields with Brabhams!
Single-seater champion will drive new Caparo at Snetterton next                                                                    minor changes to the T1,” he said.                                                                                                                                 fee (in the form of a voluntary             Although Ron Tauranac’s
                                                                                                                                      “If anybody can make this happen, Nigel can and I                                                                                                               donation) this September, stirring a    timeless designs were incredibly
month; Palmer Audi ace Keen also weighs up ambitious new series                                                                    would love to see it. It will be good for us if we have                                                                                                            hornet’s nest among less pecunious      popular, the second generation of
          EX-FORMULA RENAULT UK champion                              some extended running.                                       to build 20 T1000s.                                                                                                                                                aspirants, it’s amazing how a debut     F3 (which evolved from FJunior in
          Duncan Tappy and former Formula Palmer                         Tappy said: “Nigel has said to me it’s a shame seeing        “Hopefully this will create some really good                                                                                                                    race at the Automobile Club de          1964) witnessed a proliferation of




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          Audi frontrunner Richard Keen will participate              all these good drivers going to waste because they can’t     motorsport, because we need a little more                                                                                                                          Monaco’s 2010 Grand Prix                marques, with Lotus and Merlyn
in the maiden test of the new Pro1000 series Caparo                   afford to step up, and that applies to me.                   excitement and overtaking.                                                                                                                                         Historique – which is phenomenally      in Britain, Matra and Pygmee in
T1000 at Snetterton on July 1.                                           “I’m quite happy to test the car. I don’t know if I’ll       “We’re only a supplier at the moment, but who                                                                                                                   expensive to contest – has              France and Tecno of Italy spawning
   Both drivers are evaluating Nigel Rees’s new series,               end up racing in the championship, but all it needs is       knows what will happen in the future?”                                Tanner gave the Aquila                                                                       rekindled interest in one-litre         superlative international
                                                                                                                                                                                                         its British series debut
due to start in 2010. They will try one of two new                    a few guys with a bit of a name behind them to make             The new series is also planning to award the driver                                                                                                             Formula 3 across Europe.                competition, which raged for
Damax-run cars – a modified version of the Caparo T1                  the leap and make it happen.”                                leading the inaugural series at the end of May a drive in                                                                                                             In fact, the high-revving            the remainder of the decade.
supercar with detuned 470bhp MCT engine – before                         The Caparo T1000 has replaced the Champ Car-              an LMP2-equivalent car at the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours.                                                                                                               ‘screamers’ have been blipping              Derek Bennett’s Chevron concern
the machines head to the Guadix circuit in Spain for                  derived Delta-Langford single-seater originally planned      Details have yet to be announced.                                     Ginetta G50 Cup                                                                              on the fringes of British club          entered the fray in 1967, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      motorsport’s radar for decades,         while the shy Lancastrian genius
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Proctor calls time on race career                                                            initially in the 750MC’s F4 category    had hitherto concentrated
                 Vergers’s team takes win, but where’s the boss?                                      Porsche Carrera Cup                                                                                                                                                                             as newly obsolete machines, and         his Herculean efforts on the
                 While team boss michael Vergers raced at le mans, the new                                                                        always such a big occasion and it                      FORMER BRITISH Touring Car                    briefly, rallying before moving into           with the Monoposto Club poking          phenomenal sportscars that raised
                 GV Racing team took its first british Formula Ford series win
                 at Knockhill last weekend, courtesy of Chrissy palmer
                                                                                                      porsche champs                              always seems to help me raise my                       Championship racer Mark Proctor has           circuit racing in Eurocar V6s in 1996.         the embers in the 1980s. But            the company’s profile, his early
                                                                                                                                                  game. This is the third time in a row                  quit motorsport after a back-breaking             He also competed in Eurocar V8s            glamorous Monte Carlo’s spectre         single-seaters were impressive too.
                                                                                                      to Supercup                                 I’ve done the race, and you’re always                  crash at Oulton Park earlier this month.      and ASCAR, before racing first a               has polarised focus within the HSCC         This intriguing side of the
                                                                                                                                                  better equipped for Carrera Cup                           The 40-year-old fractured the L4           Vauxhall Astra and then a Honda Civic          membership in recent seasons,           fledgling’s history is told at first
                                                                                                      PORSCHE CARRERA Cup champions               after doing a Supercup race. It’s                      vertebra in his lower back when he            Type R in the BTCC in 2005-06. He              to the point where the dots are         hand in a splendid new book,
                                                                                                      Tim Harvey and James Sutton will            certainly a series I’m looking                         T-boned the spun car of Carl Breeze           campaigned a Hayabusa-engined Mini             multiplying and bolting towards         In The Mind’s Eye: Chevron Classic
                                                                                                      contest the British Grand Prix-             towards for the future.”                               in a Ginetta G50 Cup race.                    in ’08 before moving into the G50 Cup.         the centre of the target.               Formula Race Cars 1967-1970,
                                                                                                      supporting Supercup round this                 Harvey added: “It’s great to race                      “It’s a reminder of what can happen,”                                                        Twenty-five of the mainly Ford       by early employee Kevin
                                                                                                      weekend with Red Line Racing.               at Silverstone in front of the home                    said Proctor. “I’ve got a family to think     Proctor raced                                  MAE-powered critters – the largest      ‘Hodge’ Hodgkinson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Astra in BTCC
                                                                                                         Sutton and Harvey, who are racing        crowd and the BRDC. It could be the                    about and I’ve had great fun racing,                                                         gathering since the class ceded its         The first in an intended series
                                                                                                      as team-mates this season, are both         last GP at Silverstone for a while, so I               but now it’s time to call it a day. I’d                                                      FIA sanction to 1600cc F3 – are         covering different Chevron eras, it’s
                                                                                                      planning to challenge the series’           hope we have a glorious weekend.”                      just like to thank the marshals and                                                          entered for next month’s Superprix      a fascinating insight into the spirit
                                                                                                      regular frontrunners in their regular          Sometime Carrera Cup racer and                      medical staff for everything they                                                            at Brands Hatch, among them             of an unforgettable era. With the
                                                                                                      Carrera Cup cars.                           British GT ace Aaron Scott will join                   did for me at Oulton Park.”                                                                  Frenchman Rene Ligonnet’s               Sports Motors B9 – piloted by Tim
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                                                                                                         Sutton, who finished second in           Harvey and Sutton in the field,                           Proctor started racing in Mini-stocks                                                     Chevron B9, which he has                Schenken in ’68, and Barrie Maskell




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                                                                                                      the same race last season, said: “It’s      racing for Celtic Speed.                               aged 13. He competed in rallycross and,                                                      owned from new in 1968!                 thereafter – almost restored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         More competitors are leaping         to its former glory,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      onto the bandwagon by the               it’s no wonder
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ginetta Junior                                                                               week. Some, sensing future              slipstreaming
   IN BRIEF                                                                                                                                                                                              Tockwith plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tockwith boss Simon Moore, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       father of Sarah and Le Mans 24 Hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      oversubscription, are taking leaves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from Formula Junior’s book in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              classes are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              filling fast…
  FORMER RENAULT                        last weekend. The 27-year-    Stoneman has split with       was forced to stand down                                            FORMER RENAULT                                                                 racer Nigel, said: “We’ve got a 1.3-mile
  Clio Cup star Stefan                  old was given a last-minute   engineer Andy Parker.         from his seat with Mark                                             Clio Cup racer Phil House        new test track                                test track and it wants resurfacing to                Having hitherto
  Hodgetts (below) took two             deal with Steven Hunter’s     “It was costing us a lot      Burdett Motorsport at the                                           returned to the series at                                                      put race cars on it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             focused on
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  podiums on his surprise               JHR Developments team to      of money to pay him           Croft rounds last weekend                                          Croft last weekend with his       TOP GINETTA JUNIOR team Tockwith                 “It will be a test-track facility for our
  return to the series at Croft         make his first race outings
                                        of the season.
                                                                      by the day, so we’re
                                                                      doing it ourselves now,”
                                                                                                    for financial reasons.                                             own PH Motorsport team.
                                                                                                                                                                       House, an instructor at
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Motorsport is to build its own test track
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to train young drivers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       team, and we want to replicate corners,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       like Tower and Sunny at Croft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sportscars, Bennett’s
                                                                      said Stoneman.                RUSSIAN RACER Max             Croft with Tempus Sport              the circuit, was fourth in           The team, which runs series leader            “The problem is that, until drivers are     early single-seaters
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Moore, has had the green light to       16, you can’t take them to any track for
                                        THE ALPINE Motorsport
                                        team of Formula Renault       KENTISH FORMULA
                                                                                                    Snegirev, a tail-ender in
                                                                                                    British Formula 3, made his
                                                                                                                                  (above). Snegirev, who was
                                                                                                                                  lapped in race one, could
                                                                                                                                                                       qualifying and went on
                                                                                                                                                                       to claim a best finish of         resurface its facility at Tockwith airfield   general test days.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      were impressive too”
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                                        UK title contender Dean       Renault racer James Dixon     Formula Renault debut at      compete in further rounds.           ninth in race one.                near York, and will be able to run racing        Moore also hopes that daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         cars on the circuit for the first time.       Sarah will move to the G50 Cup in 2010.

[[1L]] autosport.com June 18 2009

								
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