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Familiar names feature in Formula Ford Bathurst field

A STACKED Formula Ford 1600 field will tackle Mount Panorama in support of the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

More than 50 entries have been confirmed for both the Kent-powered open-wheelers and fellow support category Combined Sedans.

The February 3-5 event marks Formula Ford 1600’s first time at Bathurst since 2019 and will see an array of familiar motorsport names compete against one another.

Among them is Tickford Racing Super2 recruit Elly Morrow, who raced in S5000 last month at Adelaide.

Another driver with S5000 experience, Tim Berryman, is also on the grid, as is Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race winner Nick McBride.

There will be two Blanchards in action: three-time Bathurst 1000 starter John and Formula Ford regular Harrison, who are the father and younger brother respectively of BRT Supercars boss Tim.

Another father of a Supercars racer, Richard Davison, will look to carry across the form which earnt him the 2022 Victorian Formula Ford 1600 crown.

Ex-BAR and Jaguar Formula 1 technical guru Malcolm Oastler will also be competing, while an ex-Russell Ingall Van Diemen RF89 will be driven by Andrew McInnes.

In addition to an all-star Bathurst 12 Hour field and the two bumper support categories, fans will be treated to demonstration laps from Red Bull’s 2011 F1 title-winning RB7 – with Daniel Ricciardo rumoured to be hopping behind the wheel.

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