Return to Power, a new series for 3-liter Formula One cars that raced between 1966 and 1971, is set to kick off at Brands Hatch on May 26–27 with the Historic Race of Champions. The event is being promoted by historic racers Andrew Smith, Joe Twyman and Roger Wills in association with Masters Historic Racing. It will provide an opportunity for owners of earlier F1 cars from this highly evocative era to race competitively, away from the later winged and ground-effect cars. The Historic Race of Champions will be run at the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch, just two weeks after the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Ace preparation company Hall & Hall is sponsoring the event.
Two races for the cars will be run over the weekend and organizers are confident of a healthy entry. “We are aiming for 20 cars, maybe more,” said Twyman. “The event will be two weeks after Monaco, meaning that many cars will be race-ready and in Europe already and we want to gauge the competitor response before looking at more races. We want to provide a platform for these cars to race competitively on their own. Apart from Monaco every two years there is no other race for this era of car, and we want to change that.”
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