2016 HESKETH RACING MINI COOPER
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THE RETURN OF HESKETH RACING
2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of James Hunt being crowned 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. Many know that his route to F1 glory came by way of the infamous Hesketh Racing team of the early 1970’s. A lesser known fact however is that his track career started in Club Racing at the wheel of a self-built Mini Special in 1967.
The legacy of Hesketh Racing is kept alive to this day by British business Retro GP through the design and retailing of official Hesketh merchandise. As owners of the Hesketh Racing trade mark, the company had always felt that the ‘biggest little race team in the world’, could be more than a logo on a T Shirt and a filing number at the Intellectual Property Office.
Hunt, Hesketh and Mini. Three iconic names indelibly linked by motorsport and all quintessentially British.
As homage to James Hunt’s outstanding achievement in 1976, Retro GP proudly announced that the Hesketh Racing marque would be back on the grid for the first time in 38 years.
Teaming up with motorsport engineering stalwart and lead driver Jonathan Lewis of Snetterton Speedshop, a Hesketh Racing Mini Cooper S competed in the 2016 Masters Pre 66 Touring Car Championships. Hunt reunited with Mini and cloaked with the iconic Hesketh 308 racing livery, it was the STAND OUT entry in one of the most closely contested racing series.
The Biggest Little Race Team in the World
There is no better example of an ‘Against all odds’ story than the 1974 Hesketh Racing Formula 1 team. With the maverick James Hunt at the wheel of the fabled Hesketh 308 F1 car and the extravegent, 23 year old Lord Hesketh at the helm, ‘The biggest little racing team in the world’, captured the public’s imagination.
Scorned by the established teams who considered them a bunch of public school boy amateurs with no place in the sport, Hesketh Racing audaciously challenged the big boys in their own back yard, and won.
If you are going to be involved in one of the most demanding, most expensive and most dangerous sports in the world, you might as well have as much fun as you can doing it. The team arrived by Rolls-Royce, hired yachts for Monaco and had a Grand Piano in the back of Pitlane for sing songs with friends and celebraties. Champagne flowed in abundance at Hesketh Racing.
To read more about Hesketh Racing visit our 'Motorsport History' Blog
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