Former 70's F3 driver, Neil Ginn (51), has been appointed by the BRDC and Octagon Motorsports Ltd as Race Event Manager to the new-format 2001 Silverstone Historic Festival.
The appointment sees him responsible for all race-related issues including regulations, entries, timetabling, officials, marshals and on-event race operations.
Having worked for the BRDC for the past six years on events such as the British Grand Prix and Championships such as the MGF Cup, National Saloon Championship, British Formula 3 and, for the past four years, the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship, Ginn is already well known to many competitors. However, he will be taking time out to visit Historic and Classic car events throughout Europe between now and August in order to meet prospective competitors and the Series Organisers for the events that will take part in the Silverstone Historic Festival.
"The Silverstone Historic Festival is a fabulous event and an enormous logistical challenge," enthuses Ginn. "I'm personally delighted to have been asked to take on the race organisation role and will be looking to make this year's Festival the best yet, in terms of what takes place on the circuit."