Drive available Walter Hayes Trophy 2019
Drives available in our beautiful Merlyn Mk20A Formula Ford cars.
BREAKING NEWS ; Classic Team Merlyn, finish 3rd. 4th. and 5th. plus fastest lap in race one at Silverstone May 18/19 and 2nd. 3rd. and 4th. in race two with fastest lap. Well done Ben Tusting, Pierre Livingston and Ed Thurston for a fanatstic job !
Great start for Classic Team Merlyn in the 2019 HFF Championship at Donington - Ben Tusting 2nd. and novice Pierre Livingston 3rd. !
Also CONGTATULATIONS Ed Thurston on a brilliant perfomance in our Merlyn Mk20A HFF car at the Walter Hayes Trophy 2018.
A superb drive against all the modern machinery netted a 4th. place overall in his heat. We decided to then concentrate on the HIstoric [1967 - 1982] Final, and ED lead evey lap from pole postion to score a superb victory, complemented by fastest lap in tricky, wet conditions in the 12 lap race.
We have one Merlyn MK20A available with full professional team support for the 2019 season.
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. Numerous pole positions, fastest laps etc. including double victories at Silverstone Classic in 2013 [Callum MacLeod] and 2017 [Michael O'Brien]
Races last season at Croft demonstrated the speed of our cars and the strength our of driver development programme. Ben Tusting qualified 2nd. and finished 4th. and 5th. in the two races, and newcomer Pierre Livingston qualified 8th, and finished 8th. and 7th. in the races. In Pierre's case these were literally his first ever two motor races, with no karting background or experience, and are testament to the driver training he received from Michael O'Brien and the structured approach that Mike O'Brien has put in place.
Since then Ben Tusting has recently qualified and finished top three at Oulton Park, Brands GP circuit, Brands Indy and Silverstone finals with several fastest laps.
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 in 2015, 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 2019.
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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