Locost title for Mitcham

Mitcham's consistency during the season paid off in the car which son William - who now races Caterhams - used to finish second in the championship three years ago.

Locost title for Mitcham

The Suffolk farmer had yet to claim a win before the Mallory decider, having been denied by Simon Read in the penultimate round at Snetterton.

Mitcham said: "As somebody who started out with the 750MC in 1963 in the 1172 Formula, it is marvellous to win a championship at the age of 64, especially when last year's champion Tim Gray was 19. It shows that there is hope for all of us."

Having graduated using a Lotus 7 and a Mallock Mk8, which he raced in the early '70s in Clubmans, Mitcham then provided Alex Ferrada with the U2 in which
he won the Oceanair and Tricentrol titles in 1976.

Mitcham broke a 27-year lay-off to return to the tracks with the Locost in 2002. "It's been a real friends and family effort," he said, "and I'm amazed at how little it has cost."

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