Grapevine: Prost Set to Make Racing Comeback

Four times World Champion Alain Prost is set to make his single-seater comeback later this year after shaking hands on a deal to take part in a pilot Grand Prix Masters race at Kyalami in November, according to this week's Autosport magazine

Grapevine: Prost Set to Make Racing Comeback

The 50-year-old, who has recently been taking part in the Andros Ice Racing series, will now go up against a host of former rivals, including Alan Jones, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson, Christian Danner and Rene Arnoux, in the event on November 13.

Grand Prix masters founder Scott Poulter, who is billing the Kyalami event as a preview to a six-race series in 2006, told Autosport: "I met Alain last week and we have shaken hands on a deal. He's got the contract now and is running it past his lawyers.

"It is quite clear that he will do the pilot race, and he intends to race with us through our 2006 summer season. You can't get much better than having a four-time World Champion on the grid. This is the biggest news for GPM yet."

The Grand Prix Masters series is set to be officially launched at Durban in South Africa next week, with sources telling Autosport-atlas that Arnoux will actually demonstrate an early version of the new Zytek-built GPM chassis, built around the Reynard 99L Formula Nippon car, for the first time at the track.

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