Historical – Masters Crowns its 2019 FIA Champions!
The 2019 FIA Masters Champions are Matteo Ferrer-Aza, Martin Stretton, Henry Fletcher, Jason Wright/Andy Wolfe and Chris Jolly/Steve Farthing. Ferrer-Aza is the recent submit-78 FIA Masters Historical System One champion, with Stretton and Fletcher lifting the submit-83 and pre-78 titles respectively. Wright and Wolfe took high honours in the FIA Masters Historical Sports Car Championship, while Jolly and Farthing prevailed in the FIA MHSSC’s pre-66 allotment.
Ferrer-Aza (Ligier JS11/15) laid the foundation of his submit-78 FIA Masters Historical System One title with a demon originate as much as the season; to begin with taking the double at Paul Ricard, then adding varied class and total wins in opposition to real opposition, that integrated Mike Cantillon (Williams FW07C) and Christophe d’Ansembourg (Brabham BT49C/Williams FW07C). This supposed, that ill fortune came all the absolute top intention by in a while in the yr, didn’t cease the young Italian from winning the championship.
Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012), who became Ferrer-Aza’s fundamental rival on the song for many weekends, took several class and total wins on his system to the submit-83 trophy. It became a real season for the passe on this category. Georg Hallau (Theodore N183) and Label Hazell (Williams FW08) additionally performed well. The German’s high performance in the moist at Zandvoort, integrated a class take and propelled him above Hazell’s constant bustle of class podiums.
Henry Fletcher (March 761) became in total on dominant make in the pre-78 class and secured the title moral two rounds from the tip. Jason Wright (Shadow DN8), who additionally went on to take the Righteous Grasp Trophy (for drivers over the age of 65), became Fletcher’s fundamental rival all the absolute top intention by the season and done 2d in the championship. Debuting at Silverstone, American Kyle Tilley drove James Hagan’s Ensign N177. Tilley matched Fletcher for tempo in the 2d allotment of the season, taking two shining moist-weather, total wins, on his system to Third-region in the final note standings.
The FIA Masters Historical Sports Car Championship went the form of Jason Wright and Andy Wolfe in Wright’s Lola T70 Mk3B. This supposed, that for once, a driver-pairing that competed for total wins, did sufficient in its class to take dangle of the total championship – a horny feat given the identical outdated real entry in the Rodriguez class. To high all of it off, Wright doubled up by additionally claiming the sportscar model of the Righteous Grasp Trophy. Marko & Stommelen class winner, Henry Fletcher (Chevron B19 & B26), took 2d in the championship while Label Owen (Chevron B8) did sufficient in the hotly contested Bonnier class to grab the final note situation on this season’s podium.
Within the separate FIA Masters Historical Sports Car Championship for pre-66 automobiles, Chris Jolly and Steve Farthing (Cooper Monaco T61M) beat their perennial opponents Keith Ahlers and Billy Bellinger (Cooper Monaco King Cobra) to the title. Each duos had to tackle a stronger than long-established hiss from a McLaren M1B phalanx, led by the Chris Drake/Label Shaw pairing; nonetheless Jolly and Farthing’s Chevrolet-engined-Monaco received the greater of their opponent’s Ford-engined entry on moral a pair of more instances, to real the title.
These are the final note high-three positions of all 2019 FIA Championships hosted by Masters Historical Racing:
FIA Masters Historical System One (Head Class)
1st – Matteo Ferrer-Aza (Ligier JS11/15)
2nd – Mike Cantillon (Williams FW07)
Third – Christophe D’Ansembourg (Williams FW07 / Brabham BT49)
FIA Masters Historical System One (Lauda Class)
1st – Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012)
2nd – Georg Hallau (Theodore N183)
Third – Label Hazell (Williams FW08)
FIA Masters Historical System One (Fittipaldi Class)
1st – Henry Fletcher (March 761)
2nd – Jason Wright (Shadow DN8)
Third – Kyle Tilley (Ensign MN177)
FIA Masters Historical System One – Righteous Grasp Trophy
1st – Jason Wright
FIA Masters Historical Sports Vehicles (Post-66)
1st – Jason Wright & Andy Wolfe (Lola T70)
2nd – Henry Fletcher (Chevron B19 & B26)
Third – Label Owen (Chevron B8)
FIA Masters Historical Sports Vehicles (Pre-66)
1st – Chris Jolly & Steve Farthing (Cooper Monaco T61M)
2nd – Keith Ahlers & Billy Bellinger (Cooper Monaco King Cobra)
Third – Chris Drake & Label Shaw (McLaren M1B)
FIA Masters Historical Sports Vehicles – Righteous Grasp Trophy
1st – Jason Wright
The Prize Winners will all be invited to support the FIA Gala Prize Giving on sixth December at Musée du Louvre, Paris. The 2020 Masters Calendar will be introduced rapidly.