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Racing Legend Brian Redman to make Race Retro debut

5 January 2018

Racing legend Brian Redman, the most recent racing driver to be inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame, will make his debut at Race Retro this year when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from February 23-25 2018.

The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live will also welcome other racing and rally guests as well as hosting showstopping displays of iconic cars including a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ground-effects era.

Excelling in sports cars and Formula 5000, Lancashire-born Redman raced a supercharged Morris Minor Traveller at Rufforth in 1959. It was six years before his career gained momentum when almost unbeatable in Charles Bridges’ lightweight Jaguar E-type during 1965.

When he moved into sports cars, Redman was first found behind the wheel of the Lola T70 moving onto the Ford GT40, which he drove in the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours. He made his GP debut in South Africa with a works Cooper T81-Maserati

During his career, Brian had a brief spell in the Ferrari F2 before enjoying spectacular success in the works Porsche 908 with co-driver Jo Siffert. They won five times to help clinch a first World Sportscar Championship for the Stuttgart marque. He drove Wyer’s Porsche 917K during 1970 and success included victories in the Daytona 24 Hours and Targa Florio.

After forging a new and successful career in North American F5000, Redman raced Sid Taylor’s McLaren-Chevrolet in the European Championship from 1971 before joining Haas-Hall Racing across the Atlantic. He won the North American title for three successive seasons from 1974 to 1976 with the team’s Lola-Chevrolets.

Redman joined Cooke-Woods Racing in 1981 and won the Daytona 24 Hours for a second time on the way to being crowned as IMSA GTP Champion.

After finishing a fulltime racing career, Redman ran Redman-Bright Engineering in Formula 3000 during 1997 and 1998 and is now a promoter of historic events from his home in Florida.

Tickets are now on sale for Race Retro, held from February 23-25 2018 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, with free parking for all visitors. For more information click here.

 

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