Stars of the future head for Brands Hatch

This weekend the young racers of Europe will gather at Brands Hatch for the annual Formula Ford Festival. A victory in the Festival has been the launching pad for a number of drivers who ended up in Formula 1, notably Roberto Moreno, Johnny Herbert, Roland Ratzenberger, Eddie Irvine and more recently Anthony Davidson.

The favourite for this year's win is Westley Barber, the British Formula Ford Zetec Champion, who will be racing at Brands with the works Van Diemen team. Opposition will come from his team mates Jan Heylen and Richard Goransson and from Team JLR's Tom Kimber-Smith, Christian England and Gavin Cronje.

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