This weekend sees the Formula Palmer Audi 2010 championship get under way as the series heads to Brands Hatch. With one of the biggest prizes in British motor sport, £100,000 scholarship money towards a drive in the FIA Formula Two Championship for the winner an each of the top six drivers at the end of the year earning a F2 test drive.

With Frenchman Maxime Jousse and series returnee Aaron Steele heading the winter test sessions it’s looking to be a competitive season, especially with Nigel Moore, who has impressed many in testing, making his single seater debut.

Aaron Steele has already announced his intentions for the season ahead: “This is a tough championship and I’ll be following in the footsteps of some great drivers, but I’m determined to give everything I’ve got in an effort to win a place in Formula Two. This is such an important year for me on the road towards my ultimate goal of racing in Formula One.”

Other contenders for the podium over the year are likely to be Spainard Jose Alonso Liste along with British drivers Ash Davies and Howard Fuller who are all returning for a second season in FPA.

There is something for all for those that head along to Brand Hatch this weekend with the series set to race alongside Classic Sports Car Club Championships including the Jaguar Saloon Championship, CSCC Tin Tops and Magnificent Sevens.

Tickets for the Classic Sports Car Club featuring Formula Palmer Audi at Brands Hatch on 8/9 May are available from £10 for adults, with free entry for children ages 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or visit

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