Motorsport: Thompson relishing Donington trip
PUBLISHED: 10:30 27 April 2018
Hornchurch’s Bobby Thompson heads to Donington Park this weekend looking to build on a promising debut in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The 21-year-old made his bow in Britain’s premier race series three weeks ago at Brands Hatch in Kent, where his #19 GKR Scaffolding Trade Price Racing with Team HARD squad scored a best result of 19th around the fabled 1.2-mile Indy circuit.
And this Sunday the reigning VW Cup Series champion will travel to another one of the UK’s most storied circuits in an attempt to score his first career BTCC points for his team and his loyal group of local sponsors.
“Donington Park is one of my favourite circuits in the country,” said the former Emmerson Park student, who is also a fully qualified ARDS Race Instructor.
“This is where I secured the VW Cup title last year and with my first BTCC weekend now under my belt I feel a lot more confident of delivering my team and sponsors some points.”
Thompson’s graduation to what is regarded as the most competitive touring car series in the world has been the culmination of more than 10 years of hard work that began at the age of just eight and he is aware that without the support of his sponsors he would not be on the grid.
“I have been incredibly lucky throughout my career,” added Thompson.
“This year I’ve been joined on my BTCC journey by a great group of companies local to me. Without the likes of KCP Demolition, Vanarama Chelmsford, Autonational Recovery and GTech I wouldn’t be racing.”
You can follow Thompson’s progress in rounds four, five and six of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship live on ITV4 throughout the day on Sunday April 29.