SCOTTISH ACES REVVED UP FOR HOME RACE EVENT Scotland's Jonathan Adam and Gordon Shedden both reckon they'll be in the running for top results in front of their home crowd at Knockhill circuit when it hosts the latest round of the HiQ MSA...
SCOTTISH ACES REVVED UP FOR HOME RACE EVENT
Scotland's Jonathan Adam and Gordon Shedden both reckon they'll be in the running for top results in front of their home crowd at Knockhill circuit when it hosts the latest round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship in just over a week's time (Sun 16 Aug).
Adam, aged 24 from Kinghorn, is in his first BTCC season but, with a couple of podium places under his belt already in his Airwaves BMW, he is knocking on the door of that maiden race win.
Shedden, 30 from Dalgety Bay, is a proven race-winner in the series. He's tasted the victory champagne ten times in the last three seasons - including, most famously, at Knockhill in 2007 - but now he's with a new team, Cartridge World Carbon Zero Racing run by fellow Scot Colin Neill.
The pair will be in action in three races and will be up against what many consider to be the most competitive BTCC grid in over a decade.
Adam said: "If there's anywhere I want to get my first win in the BTCC it's going to be at Knockhill. That would just be so special."
And Shedden added: "It should suit my car, the SEAT Leon. In addition to the unpredictable weather, it's also the topsy-turvy kind of circuit where the established order can get shuffled up that bit more."
Prior to their big race weekend at Knockhill, Adam and Shedden will be joined by many of the BTCC's other big names for the Dunlop-backed British Touring Car Festival in Edinburgh city centre (Thurs 13 Aug). From midday the public will be able to meet the stars from the UK's top motor racing series during an autograph session before watching them demonstrate their BTCC race cars at high speed along Johnston Terrace right next to Edinburgh's famous castle. Public admission to the event is free.