Advertiser & Review region racer, Neil Cunningham, raced twice in the famous Le Mans 24-Hour Race and this weekend Formula Ford 1600 competitors will compete in two races on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit in Cubik SuperSeries races that count towards the 2013 Cunningham Cup, writes James Beckett.
Cunningham was forced to quit the tracks at the end of 2011 when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, but he remains fully supportive of Formula Ford – a category that helped him make his name in British motorsport.
He said this week: “I am so pleased that races carrying my name will be contested at Le Mans this weekend. It is one of most famous tracks in the world and I am sure all the Formula Ford cars racing in France will have a great time.”
British-based Cubik SuperSeries competitors will join racers from the French Trophee Formule Ford Kent championship for two races on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. The full time circuit features many parts used during the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, an event that saw its 2013 race take place just two weeks ago.
Cunningham added: “The start/finish straight, pits complex, Dunlop Chicane and Dunlop Bridg sections all feature in the 24-Hour Race and are very famous and recognisable parts of the track.”
Over 35 cars will line-up for the events that take place tomorrow and Sunday.