Brian Redman named Grand Marshal for VARAC event at CTMP
Officials of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park announced that British racing legend Brian Redman would be the Grand Marshal for the VARAC Vintage Grand Prix. June 15-17.
Brian Redman raced for more than 40 years and scored victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and he also raced in Formula 1. He is a former three-time Formula 5000 driver’s champion, winning from 1974-76, and was the 1981 IMSA GT champion.
“It’ll be a pleasure to return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where I had some great races over the years,” said the 81-year-old Redman. “I look forward to meeting some old racing friends and to driving round this historic race track once again.”
The feature race of the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) weekend is the Formula 5000 Revival Series, which brings the popular open-wheeled class launched in 1968, back to one of its iconic circuits to mark the championship’s 50th anniversary.
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“We are obviously very honoured to have Brian Redman as the Grand Marshall for our Vintage Grand Prix weekend,” said Ron Fellows, co-owner, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “Mr. Redman was the most dominant driver of Formula 5000 in the 1970s and having him here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to help us celebrate that great era of open-wheel racing is a fantastic addition to our event.”
In addition to the Formula 5000 Revival Series, the Vintage GP weekend of racing will include beautifully restored open wheel formula cars, GT muscle cars, MGs and Triumphs from the past 50-years.
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