The Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 3 Championship will conclude its 2023 season in style at Silverstone over the weekend of October 14/15, with a heavily subsidised entry fee for competitors.

Thanks to the efforts of Speedsport team boss Mike O’Brien, the races will be sponsored by MKM Building Supplies of Milton Keynes and that backing will allow each competitor to benefit from an entry fee of just £330 for a qualifying session and two races, representing a subsidy of £225.

In addition to the very attractive entry fee, O’Brien has organised a reception in the BRDC Clubhouse on the Saturday evening for each HF3 driver and a guest. The first race will run early afternoon on Saturday and the second race will be late morning on Sunday.

The Historic F3 cars will be based in the pit garages for the weekend for their sixth and final race weekend of the season. The target is to get 30 cars on the grid as Historic F3 prepares for its 60th anniversary year in 2024.

The aggregate race winner will receive a magnificent Edwardian solid silver trophy titled the Julia O’Brien Trophy, which will be presented annually and held for 12 months by the winner. Mike and Michael O’Brien wanted to have a special trophy in her memory and the antique solid silver Julia O’Brien Trophy will await the aggregate race winner.

Julia was Mike’s wife and sadly died in May 2022 after a long battle with cancer. Julia and Mike were together for 40 years, and she was very involved in the Speedsport team as well as encouraging their son Michael in his professional racing career.

O’Brien said: “We wanted to finish this year on a real high for Historic F3 and we’re passionate to see the series do well in 2024 and beyond. The subsidised entry fee is great news for every competitor. I think everyone will enjoy the chance to visit the BRDC Clubhouse and we have a very special trophy for the aggregate race winner.”