The Historic Sports Car Club will run several stand-alone Formula Atlantic races in 2022, starting with a double-header meeting on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit during the Club’s season-opening meeting on April 2/3.

The races for the 1600cc single seaters of the 1970s and early 1980s will be planned to complement the HSCC Historic Formula 2 Series, which is also home to Formula B and Formula Atlantic cars from 1967 to 1978.

There is a growing number of Formula Atlantic cars now being rebuilt and re-prepared for racing and prime-mover Iain Rowley reports constant interest from prospective racers. “I’ve had an amazing few days recently with four more new Atlantic owners and drivers contacting me,” said Rowley, who already has a database of more than 30 cars that could be racing in 2022.

A class structure for the series has been planned, covering the early twin-cam Formula B and Formula Atlantics from the formative years in the US and the start of the category in the UK in 1971 right through to the Ford Cosworth BDD-engined cars of the later 1970s and mid-1980s.

Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “We’re very pleased to confirm our first Formula Atlantic date for 2022 and are looking to add one or two more UK dates. We see this as a perfect complement to our Historic F2 Series, which will return to a pan-European schedule in 2022. The Atlantic cars look and sound superb and it is fitting to have the first race at Brands Hatch, where Formula Atlantic made its UK debut 51 years earlier.”