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O’Neill earns second Speedworks outing

mileage under his belt in the car.”

Paul O’Neill will return to the Speedworks line-up at Knockhill after being called up to replace Tony Hughes for the second time this season.

Goodman to race at Knockhill

O’Neill raced in Hughes’ Toyota Avensis at Croft when the Stockport businessman was unavailable and will again partner Adam Morgan for the Scottish weekend after commitments elsewhere prevented Hughes from being at the circuit for Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions. “We knew some time ago Tony wouldn’t be able to make the Saturday due to prior commitments,” Speedworks boss Christian Dick said. “Paul did a great job for us at Croft and took part in our very productive test at Pembrey, plus all the team and kit are going anyway to Knockhill. He was a natural choice and it will be interesting to see how he can go now he’s got the Croft and Pembrey Inside BTCC 34

ITV presenter Louise Goodman will race at Knockhill alongside her TV commitments in her first motorsport appearance for more than a decade. Goodman has previously competed in rallying – finishing third in class on the British round of the WRC back in 1999 – and will now join the Celtic Speed Mini Cooper Cup for the Knockhill weekend. The series will be competing alongside the BTCC for the second time this year having also been part of the support package at Croft prior to the summer break. “It’s been a few years since I sat in a racing car so I’m not really expecting to be giving the regular drivers too much trouble but I’m very excited, and more than a little nervous, about racing at Knockhill,” she said.

“It’s a fabulous circuit and I’m sure it will be quite a challenge – and a lot of fun. I’ll be getting some lessons from one of the very best before my race… Gordon Shedden has agreed to take me out on track and give me a few tips. I think I’ll be needing all the help I can get!” Knockhill to celebrate A series of cars from years gone by will be on show at Knockhill to help the circuit celebrate its 20th anniversary as part of the BTCC calendar. John Cleland’s 1992 Vauxhall Cavalier, a David Leslie Honda Accord, Anthony Reid Nissan Primera, Frank Biela Audi and the Ford Mondeo used by Paul Radisich to win the World Touring Car cup at Monza in 1993 will all be on display and will turn parade laps during the weekend – with the exception of the Audi. Nine Scottish drivers to have competed in the BTCC – Cleland, Reid, John Clark, Ian Forrest, Micky Doyle, Hamish

Irvine, Colin Blair, Gavin Pyper, Colin Gallie – will also be present alongside current racer Shedden over the course of the event. eBay launches mechanics challenge eBay Motors has used its BTCC sponsorship deal with West Surrey Racing to launch a special ‘mechanics challenge’ that will run for the next month or so. Driver Tom OnslowCole will work with WSR mechanics and TV presenter Edd China to try and turn a humble milk float into a racing machine using parts voted for by fans and pursched from the eBay Motors website. “I have never been involved in anything like this before and can’t wait to get started,” OnslowCole said. “Having driven the milk float around Snetterton it is clear that we have a massive amount of work on our hands. We have got some great engineers working on the car and I am eager www.insidebtcc.com

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