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Gavin Thomson, Peugeot 205 driver in Quaife Motorsport News Saloons, class C, age 33.

BARC SEC: OK green flags – lets go: how did your adventure with motorsport get started?
Gavin Thomson: I was surrounded by cars from a young age and was taken to Brands Hatch before I could walk. My Dad use to race on ovals regularly at Arena Essex while I was growing up. I started out quite late in 2002 when I built my first modified Peugeot 205. Basically when I had enough money to compete. Meeting Richard at Redline Tuning led to getting in to circuit racing in 2009.

BS: You're behind the wheel of your Peugeot 205. What is your dream racing car?
G.T.: Classic - Porsche 935. Modern - BMW M3 DTM.

BS: What is your dream motorsport event you want to take part in?
G.T.: 24h Le Mans.

BS: Hard braking now – are there any other sport disciplines you're familiar with?
G.T.: Growing up I played Rugby and Football. When I get time I enjoy mountain biking.

BS: Racing is on weekends – what are you doing weekdays?
G.T.: Raising enough money to go racing.

BS: Who are your motorsport and non-motorsport heroes?
G.T.: Ayrton Senna, Valentino Rossi & Bruce Lee.

BS: What are your expectations for 2014?
G.T.: 2012 season was such a big one winning the championship. In 2014 I will see how it goes. I would like to get the opportunity to try new things.

BS: Very tricky corner now – imagine there are no cars in the world, what would you do?
G.T.: Cry, then get a motorbike.

BS: And finish line – it's time for a drink. What's your favorite one?
G.T.: At the moment Coors Light. Jäger bombs for when things get messy.

BS: Thanks and good luck.
G.T.: A big thank you to my fiancé Anna, my Dad, Rich and the boys at Redline Tuning, Si, Tom and Punter.

Gavin Thomson

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See you in 2019

Latest Galleries:

Latest gallery BARC SEC TinTop Championship,
17th November 2018

Latest gallery BARC SEC Modified Saloon Car and TinTop Championship,
22nd September 2018

Latest gallery Scrapco Avon Intermarque Championship,
22nd September 2018

Last Race Results

Modified Saloon Car:

1. Rod Birley
2. Steve Rothery
3. Malcolm Wise
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1. Kamran Tunio
2. Kevin Palmer
3. Steve Everson
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1. Steve Burrows
2. CHris Brockhurst
3. Lewis Smith
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2018 Championship Winners (Provisional):

BARC SEC Modified Saloon Car:

Adrian Bradley
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Rikki Taylor
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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Lewis Smith
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