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Dominic Ryan, Ford Fiesta driver in Tin Tops, class T4, age 38.

BARC SEC: Ok green flags – lets go: how did your adventure with motorsport get started?
Dominic Ryan: I discovered motorsport for non-millionaires existed at a motorshow in London back in the 90's; on a Caterham stand they were promoting a package of a kit car, ARDS test, and a mixture of races, sprints, and a hillclimb for £12k. Even then that was a bit expensive for me, but it did inspire me to look more seriously at competing in motorsport – and as abandoned Fiestas littered the laybys of Essex at the time I figured a free(ish) car would be a good place to start.

BS: You're behind the wheel of your Ford Fiesta. What is your dream racing car?
D.R.: A faster Fiesta! But failing that, an Aston Martin or some other cool GT car will suffice.

BS: What is your dream motorsport event you want to take part in?
D.R.: Le Mans 24 hours

BS: Hard braking now – are there any other sport disciplines you're familiar with?
D.R.: Aside from F1, MotoGP, and interesting rallies like the Dakar; I do like a bit of the Tour De France.

BS: Racing is on weekends – what are you doing weekdays?
D.R.: Designing, installing and maintaining computer servers and networks for small businesses and charities.

BS: Who are your motorsport and non-motorsport heroes?
D.R.: Sebastian Vettel and Bradley Wiggins.

BS: What are your expectations for 2013?
D.R.: Aiming high – first ever Tin Tops Championship winner! Won't win any races, but consistent and decent class positions will hopefully do the job.

BS: Very tricky corner now – imagine there are no cars in the world, what would you do?
D.R.: Get on my mountain bike.

BS: And finish line – it's time for a drink. What's your favorite one?
D.R.: Guinness.

BS: Thanks and good luck.

Dominic Ryan

Next Race Meeting:

1st-2nd April 2018
Brands Hatch

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20th January 2018

Latest gallery Quaife Modified Saloons with Cannons TinTops,
5th November 2017

Latest gallery Scrapco Avon Intermarque,
4th November 2017

Latest gallery Quaife Cannons TinTops,
4th November 2017

Last Race Results

Quaife Modified Saloons:

1. Andy Banham
2. Graham Crowhurst
3. Matthew Turner
See full results

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

1. Rod Birley
2. Dan Fisher
3. James J.J. Ross
See full results

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

1. Malcolm Blackman
2. Matt Simpson
3. Daniel Smith
See full results

2017 Champions (Confirmed):

Quaife Modified Saloons:

Rod Birley
See full standings

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

Dan Fisher
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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Malcolm Blackman See full standings