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PIERRE LIVINGSTON WINS 2020 HFF CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CTM
in tricky wet conditions, Pierre Livingston did exactly what was needed to clinch the 2020 Historic Formula Ford Championship from previous champion Cameron Jackson at The Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival event on October 24/25.
Another stunning lap in qualifying gave Pierre his sixth consecutive pole position, the only driver to get into the 51 secs bracket.
The weather played a big part in the races however. Race 1 took place on a damp track and set up was critical. Pierre was beaten off the line by Jackson and the pair quickly pulled away from the pack. Pierre knew he only had to finish second, but towards the end of the race he piled the pressure on Jackson, taking fastest lap and crossing the line only 0.1 sec behind the winner.
Race 2 took place on an even wetter track and Pierre was relegated to third at the start – needing only to finish in that position to clinch the championship he rather frustratingly stayed in formation until the chequered flag knowing he could have gone much quicker but wisely resisting the temptation to get involved in a wheel to wheel battle in treacherous conditions.
It has been an impressive season for Livingston, clearly the class of the field in his Merlyn from the Speedsport/Classic Team Merlyn stable.
Team boss Mike O’Brien commented : “Pierre has really come of age this season, and deservedly won the Championship ahead of very stern opposition. Although Pierre will now undoubtedly move onwards and upwards in motor sport, we will stay closely involved with him, and expect him to pilot some of our other historic singles seaters next year, before making the move to GT racing”.
CTM has a busy time however, as they will be running 3 cars at the famous Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone starting on October 31st. New drivers Jamie Vinall-Meyer and Mark Carter join us for the first time in our blue CTM machines. We will also be looking after Chris Porritt’s Merlyn MK20, a car which we have restored over the past three months or so.
Classic Team Merlyn driver Pierre Livingston scored an amazing three pole positions, three race wins and a new lap record at Cadwell Park September 19/20 extending his championship lead over two time champion Cameron Jackson.
This follows on from a superb pole position, and double victories and lap record at Oulton Park August 30/31
There are still possibilities for drivers to do the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone with us, and potentially a testing programme, so please enquire.
Pierre LIvingston was second overall in 2019 HFF Championship after stunning first season in racing.
Ben Tusting and Ed Thurston lock out pole position and front row of the grid at Silverstone Finals meeting 2019.
Novice Horatio Fitz-Simon finishes third in Historic Formula Ford Final at Walter Hayes Trophy meeting in his first ever motor race !
We have one Merlyn MK20A available with full professional team support for the 2021 HFF or Classic FF season and are interested in talking to drivers.
Our cars have been consistent pole position and race winners for a number of years - Historic Formula Ford champions in 2015 and second [by one point] in 2017. and 2019.
Second position in 2019 HFF Championship with novice driver Pierre LIvingston.
Numerous pole positions, fastest laps etc. including double victories at Silverstone Classic in 2013 [Callum MacLeod] and 2017 [Michael O'Brien]
CLASSIC TEAM MERLYN - the Speedsport Historic Formula Ford team is now known as Classic Team Merlyn, and we have raced under this banner since the 2017 season and beyond - Mike O'Brien's links with Merlyn go all the way back to 1978 when he was the last 'works' Merlyn driver in the National Girobank Mk31.
We pride ourselves on the the excellent preparation level of our team cars and we use only the very best components, and orignal parts from the manufacturer Colchester Racing Developments ; the cars are fitted with powerful Scholar engines, Quantum dampers, JP gearbox and fine tuned set up to suit each of the circuits.
As proved every season, we have the expertise to take a novice driver and train and develop them into race winners - we utilise vbox systems in testing, and McLaren young driver Michael O'Brien is our full time driver coach - he will work with you to develop your driving techniques, analyse the data and teach you how to extract the most from your Merlyn !
Most of all we would be absolutely delighted to help you achieve your goals and have some highly enjoyable racing with us in Historic Formula Ford during 2020
We provide a full, professional turn key service so all you need to do is turn up at the circuits - we will do all the paperwork, prepare and set up the car, transport to and from the circuits and provide you our full team back up including dedicated mechanic, driver coach and team management from Mike O'Brien.
For further information and pricing contact Mike O’Brien
Telephone: 01327 858 167
Mobile: 07831 422342
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