There really was a Flying Start to the all-new Formula 3000 open wheel series when it took to the tracks in 1985. The concept captured the imagination of drivers and spectators alike.
And now you recapture the thrills of a long and glorious season.
With teams such as March, Ralt, Lola and AGS and drivers of the calibre of Mike Thackwell, Christian Danner, John Nielson and Emanuele Piro, close racing was assured.
This programme summarises the best of the action from France to Portugal and from England to Italy.
Occasionally, not all went to plan and the closeness of the V8-Cosworth engined cars meant even the occasional guest appearance by current Formula One drivers could not be guaranteed to spell automatic victory.
Only one driver could win the coveted Formula 3000 title for the first time. Watch this video and race round Europe as they sort out who take the historic honours. All rounds covered.