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Medeiros to star at the Formula Ford Festival

Triple BARC Classic Formula Ford champion Adriano Medeiros will contest the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in October.

He will be racing the “Jesus Saves” Van Diemen RF80 in which he won his three titles.

The British-based Brazilian has only raced twice during the 2018 season, making two guest appearances in the BARC Luna Logistics Classic Formula Ford championship at Silverstone. He won his second race from the back of the grid.

Medeiros is looking forward to the challenge of competing against cars of different ages, although he is not sure how effective his 1980 car will be against some of the newer models.

“The difference between the cars from the ‘60s and ‘70s and the early ‘80s isn’t so great. Look at Benn Tilley in Classic Formula Ford, his car is from the ‘60s and he’s winning (against more recent cars),” he said.

“With the ‘90s cars, the suspension is much stiffer and they are more aerodynamic. It’s not hard to get a tow but it’s harder to get out from behind another car.”

Medeiros is a fan of multi-class competition and would like to see more of it in the Formula Ford world.

“Imagine having the Classic Formula Ford, the BRSCC Avon Tyres series, HSCC, James Beckett’s Heritage championship, BRSCC Northern all running on a race weekend. It would be like having a Festival eight times a year, at eight different tracks.

“It would be really healthy for the sport.”

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