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2018 Most Historic Grand Prix report
Czech please!

The number of English puns with the word Czech have no doubt reached millions by now, but if you go to the circuit of Most in the Czech Republic you’ll be in for even more. ‘The Most Fun Arena’ it says on the billboard at the entrance to the track – and the most fun is definitely what the drivers enjoyed who had come to Most for its Historic Grand Prix event. It’s a shame not more of them decided on travelling to Masters Historic Racing’s first outing to a former Eastern Bloc country, as Most is a wonderful track set in glorious landscape. And they too would have relished in the presence of some amazing machines from that era behind the Iron Curtain sharing the bill with the F1 cars, sportscars and touring cars from the West.

Chris Clarkson/David Smithies, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé, 2018 Most Historic Grand Prix

 

2018 Brands Hatch Masters Festival report
Spring surprise

Nick Padmore, Williams FW07C, 2018 Brands Hatch Masters Festival

This year’s Masters Historic Festival emulated the previous edition by somehow missing out on the traditional spring thunderstorm while treating the visitors to two days of perfect weather for motorsport and picknicks. The action was great too, with some tense racing going on in the various Masters grids in the programme, while the guests featuring on the Masters bill proved to be a fortunate pick – the fans loved the F2s and stayed until the chequered was dropped for the final car across the line in the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge.

 

2018 Monaco Grand Prix Historique report
Come rain or shine

The 11th running of the Monaco Grand Prix Historique gave us more of the same – but also simply more. More cars, more stars, and a new race with a bumper grid. All in two-and-a-half days of lovely spring weather, with four hours filled with rain showers to add even more excitement to a magnificent race day.

Michael Lyons, Alex Caffi, McLaren M26, Ensign N176, 2018 Monaco GP Historique

 

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