Espiritu de Montjuic Kick Starts the Season
11/03/15 - Classic Team Lotus customers to return to Barcelona for the season opening spectacular next month
Classic Team Lotus customers Andrew Beaumont and Greg Thornton will return to the Espiritu de Montjuic festival next month along with Chris Locke in both the Masters and HGPCA series.
As part of the established Espiritu de Montjuic festival promoted by Jesus Pozo, the home of the Spanish F1 GP will play host to the event which will be headlined by the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship and the HGPCA Pre-66 Formula One category.
The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship always attracts a tremendous entry for its first race in mainland Europe. Local hero Joaquin Folch is expected to head the entry aboard a Brabham BT49C, no doubt chased by a host of memory-evoking cars all running in period liveries, with Lotus, McLaren and March among the constructors on the grid.
“We are delighted to be launching our 2015 season in Barcelona and are very excited that the event will allow us to use the historic Grand Prix configuration, without the tight chicane, for the first time this year” said Rachel Bailey, Masters Historic Racing Event Manager.
“Espiritu de Montjuic has grown in stature in its short history and this event is the perfect place to start our 2015 European season. With a great circuit in an area with plenty to enjoy, all roads lead to Barcelona in April.”
To keep up to date with the season, follow the Masters Series and HGPCA on Twitter @MastersHistoric and @HGPCA