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AUGUST 4, 2005

Grand Prix Masters on the move

The new Grand Prix Masters World Series, which aims to kick off in November at Kyalami, has announced that it will feature an entry which will include Emerson Fittipaldi, Alain Prost, Ricardo Patrese, Alan Jones, Stefan Johansson, Andrea de Cesaris, Rene Arnoux, Jan Lammers and Christian Danner. It is expected that there will be a grid of 14 to 16 cars racing at Kyalami for a prize fund of $500,000. The cars are being built by a new company called Delta Motorsports and will be powered by Nicholson McLaren Cosworth engines. Delta was formed earlier this summer by Simon Dowson of Oxford Racing Developments, a company created by former Reynard employees after Reynard collapsed, and engineer Nick Carpenter, a former Reynard man who has previously worked on Champ Car and sports car projects with Reynard and has since been involved with Piper Design.

The cars are being built at Oxford Racing Developments's workshops at Silverstone.

It is worth noting that Grand Prix Masters has announced that former Champ Car chief medical officer Steve Olvey has agreed to be CMO of Grand Prix Masters.