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Moreno in historics for Formula Ford Festival

The historic entry at this year’s Formula Ford Festival has been boosted by the arrival of Roberto Moreno, 41 years after the won the event.

Former F1 driver and Indycar race winner Moreno will drive the Van Diemen RF80 that took Cam Jackson to his Classic Formula Ford championship win in 2020.

The car will be run by Jonathan Lewis’s Snetterton Speed Shop team, which helped Tim Harvey to a second place in Classic Formula Ford in 2019. According to Autosport, Lewis acquired the car last year in a part exchange deal for another car he was selling.

Moreno will be reunited with his former mechanic Micky Galter, who worked with him in his own Formula Ford days. The Van Diemen will be carrying the brown Canadian Club livery used by Moreno in 1980.

1980 was his second season in the UK and he won the Townsend Thoresen British Championship as well as the Festival. Among his rivals that year was fourth-placed Rick Morris, who will be in action once more in his Royale RP29.

By Rachel Harris-Gardiner

Rachel Harris-Gardiner is the editor of Vintage Formula Ford and former Historic editor for ff1600website.com. She is a regular contributor to Autosport and Motorsport News and writes her own blog about women in motorsport, Speedqueens.

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