Motor Racing: Plan Ahead

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AYRTON SENNA will be back, this time in the Williams-Renault, to defend his title on home ground after his dramatic win in the Brazilian Grand Prix last year. In what became more than just a contest of driving, Senna outmanoeuvred Damon Hill, now his team-mate, to emerge victor in a race which placed three Britons in the first five. This year's opening race in the Formula One season is on 27 March.

The traditional-style Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo is both a testing challenge to the drivers and a delight to the spectator, particularly this season when driving skills will be a prominent factor. The circuit is full of elevations, tight bends and long fast straights. The corkscrew left to right bend is the first corner on the main straight and is particularly exhilarating as the track drops away.

The huge Brazilian crowd will have, like the Italians at Monza, the same enthusiasm as they support their drivers, Senna, Rubens Barrichello and Christian Fittipaldi.

Page and Moy, the Leicester company, specialise in motor racing trips For the Brazilian Grand Prix, the operator is offering a four-night package, staying at the Hilton Hotel in Sao Paulo and costing pounds 979 per person, based on sharing. Race tickets, which include grandstand seats, are valid for all the practice sessions and the Grand Prix on the Sunday and cost pounds 177. The grandstand is situated high up at the end of the main straight, giving a very good view of the first bend, the exit from the pit lane and the back straight leading into the chicanes.

Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo, 27 March.

Page and Moy Ltd, International Motor Racing Tours, 136-140 London Road, Leicester LE2 1EN. (Tel: 0533-524344).