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SEPTEMBER 28, 2005

Prost favourite for Grand Prix Masters, says Mansell

Nigel Mansell says that his old rival Alain Prost will start as the favourite for the Grand Prix Masters race at Kyalami on November11-13.

"Prost will start as the hot favourite, have no doubt," says Mansell. "He has been racing a lot recently and I haven't been in a car for a long time. But I like being the underdog. I always was in my Formula 1 career."

The Grand Prix Masters series currently features just one event but claims to have a list of stars including Mansell, Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ricardo Patrese, Alan Jones, Stefan Johansson, Andrea de Cesaris, Rene Arnoux, Jan Lammers and Christian Danner. A full series is planned for 2006. The drivers will be competing for a prize fund worth $500,000 in specially-built chassis designed and built by Delta Motorsport and powered by Nicholson McLaren Cosworth engines.