FPAUDI: Stephen Young returns to Autumn Trophy

2004 Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy Champion Stephen Young will attempt to regain his title , having confirmed his entry in the number two car for the six-race series next month. Nightclub owner Young won four times two years ago to win the...

2004 Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy Champion Stephen Young will attempt to regain his title , having confirmed his entry in the number two car for the six-race series next month.

Nightclub owner Young won four times two years ago to win the Trophy by six points from Chris Hyman. Having then taken a break from FPA, Young returned in the final round of the 2006 Championship at Mugello last month, where he scored a top-six finish. With backing from both Vodka Kick and Carlsberg, Young hopes to brew a storm to take this year's crown.

"VK have supported me for five years now and without them, my win in 2004 wouldn't have been possible," said Young. "We've now got Carlsberg on board as well, so as you can see there's a bit of a drinks theme!"

Meanwhile, Young discounted his recent outing at Mugello as an indicator of his true form: "I was out of sorts at Mugello. I was racing for the first time in nearly two years at a track I'd never been to before, and it was raining. I know Snetterton and Brands Hatch and I've won there, so I should do a lot better."

Stephen, also runner-up in the 2001 Championship, explained why he's come back to FPA once again after so long away: "I think it's because I've been quite successful, but I've been bitten by the FPA bug and I just can't leave it alone!"

A total of 15 drivers have now been confirmed for the 2006 Autumn Trophy, which commences at Snetterton on 4/5 November and concludes at Brands Hatch the following weekend (11/12 November).

For more information about the 2006 Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, visit www.formula-palmer-audi.com

-credit: www.formula-palmer-audi.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Chris Hyman