The name of the new series "Formula Vostok" isn't casual, it shows connection between generations, continuation of motorsport history, its traditions. Having begun since 1972 "Formula Easter" was a uniform class for ring races in socialist countries of Eastern Europe. The national ring races championships in this series passed in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria. All these countries were united by a Friendship Cup - some kind of championship of Eastern Europe. Participation and furthermore a victory in the Cup of Friendship of the socialist countries was sometimes a career top for racers of Eastern Europe.