Blackthorne Sponsors Return of Hesketh Racing

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2016 MARKS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES HUNT BEING CROWNED 1976 FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPION

Many know that his route to F1 glory came by way of the infamous Hesketh Racing team of the early 1970’s. A lesser known fact however is that his track career started in Club Racing at the wheel of a self-built Mini Special in 1967.

Teaming up with motorsport engineering stalwart and lead driver Jonathan Lewis of Snetterton Speedshop, a Hesketh Racing Mini Cooper S will compete in the 2016 Masters Pre 66 Touring Car Championships, and Blackthorne Transport are Proud to announce that they will be the title sponsors for the Hesketh team’s entry in the series.

 

DETAILS FOR THE JAMES HUNT TRIBUTE by Retro GP, Sponsored by Blackthorne Transport
1965 Austin Cooper S in FIA Historic Race Specification
1293cc Swiftune works engine. Old English White
2015 Masters Champion in the Mini Class

2016 MASTERS PRE 66 TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS
& NON-CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
ROUND 1 Apr 9-10 Masters Festival ZOLDER, Belgium
ROUND 2 May 28-29 Masters Historic Festival BRANDS HATCH, UK
NCR Jun 24-26 Spa Summer Classic SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium
ROUND 3 Jul 2-3 Masters Historic Festival DONINGTON, UK
NCR Jul 16-17 Brands Hatch Mini Festival BRANDS HATCH, UK
NCR Jul 29-31 Silverstone Classic SILVERSTONE, UK
ROUND 4 Sep 2-4 Historic Grand Prix ZANDVOORT, Holland
ROUND 5 Sep 16-18 Spa Six Hours SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium

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