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Defeated Senna FF1600 rival set for Classic return

The 1982 Formula Ford 1600 champion and veteran campaigner Rick Morris is planning a full season in the Classic FF1600 championship this year, schedule permitting.

The 71-year-old, famed for just missing out on the 1981 title to an up-and-coming Ayrton Senna before taking the title the next year, has made sporadic appearances in the British Automobile Racing Club’s Classic FF1600 last year.

He is now hoping to contest the full season this time around.

“I hope so, it depends on whether I get invited out to South Africa or Australia,” he said.

“In South Africa, they’ve got a great series using the Duratec engine Formula Ford with minuscule wings on, and I love the Duratec engine.”

Morris is running in an ex-hillclimb Royale RP26 rebuilt after a crash at the Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival last year, with the repaired front tub only having arrived a week before Sunday’s race.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Ellis Focus Photography

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