2021 BRSCC FIESTA CHAMPION TO RECEIVE MOTORBASE BTCC TEST DRIVE PRIZE AT SNETTERTON
After an exciting and competitive season of racing in this year’s BRSCC Fiesta Championship with a title battle that went right down to the final race of the season, we’re delighted to announce a very special prize to be awarded courtesy of tyre supplier Goodyear!
To reward the champion of this year’s Fiesta season, a special test drive in a Motorbase prepared Ford Focus BTCC race car has been set up which will take place on Wednesday November 10th at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk to recognise the hard fought efforts of this year’s champion. JamSport’s Rob Smith was able to capture the 2021 title in fine style and was allocated this prize as a reward for his success, however Rob is unfortunately unavailable to attend due to prior commitments.
But in an incredible act of generosity and sportsmanship, Rob has instead chosen to pass on the opportunity of his BTCC test prize on to the overall runner up in this year’s championship, that being 20Ten Racing’s Luke Pinder. Luke will therefore head to Snetterton in place of Rob to get his first taste behind the wheel of a fully prepared British Touring Car in a rare and exciting opportunity!
Paul McErlean, Chief Operations Officer of the BRSCC said of the prize test drive “The opportunity for any racing driver in the UK to test a BTCC race car is something that is always going to be special and a massive thank you has to go to Mickey Butler and the guys at Goodyear for assisting in putting this together for our champion. While it’s unfortunate that Rob is unable to take part in the test himself, I’m delighted to see that he has very generously chosen to give our 2021 runner up Luke the chance to take up the drive instead, something I’m certain he will cherish and will be an opportunity he’ll grab with both hands. This gesture from Rob is proof that not only is he a fine racer on track, but a gentleman off the track as well. We’re very much looking forward to seeing how Luke gets on and we’re sure he will impress.”
Mickey Butler, UK Manager of Goodyear Dunlop added “We have seen drivers over the years using the prize of a test drive in a BTCC car as a stepping stone to go on and achieve great things, including three time champion Ash Sutton and multiple Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish as worthy winners. The ability to award the same prize to the Fiesta Championship with its brand new ST240 turbo cars is something myself and Paul had discussed from the start. How the championship has grown this year as a result is a credit to everyone involved. Congratulations to Luke on his prize and we are looking forward to seeing how he takes to the Motorbase Ford Focus NGTC car.”