Article date: 24 August 2007
Team RAC will be looking to continue their recent winning form when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits Knockhill on Sunday 2 September.
After race wins at the previous two rounds for Colin Turkington at Brands Hatch and Tom Onslow-Cole at Snetterton, both will be hoping to improve on their fifth (Turkington, 142 points) and 10th (Onslow-Cole, 106 points) placed positions in the driver's championship.
Onslow-Cole will be in confident mood as it sees him returning to the circuit which saw him secure a race win and second placed finish in the Renault Clio Cup last year.
Tom Onslow-Cole, said: "Last season was good for me at Knockhill and it's a circuit I enjoy racing at. I'm becoming more and more comfortable with the Team RAC BMW now and am looking to put together three consistent race performances for the team next weekend."
Colin Turkington commented: "I was happy with my performances at Brands Hatch in the last round. The car was quick and I showed that with a win in the last race, and I'm sure we'll be up there competing for wins again when we go to Knockhill. Last season was disappointing for me at the circuit, so I'm determined to make up for that and give Team RAC more reason to cheer after our recent victories."
RAC will be continuing their "RAC to the rescue" campaign at Knockhill, which provides benefits to enhance the race day experience of fans at every round of the championship.
Tying into RAC's latest advertising campaign, which features Vinnie Jones, the activity will see RAC coming to the rescue of fans by offering them the chance to win tickets to Knockhill including "first class" travel to the circuit.
Alastair Pegg, RAC director of marketing, said: "It was fantastic to see Colin secure a win for Team RAC in front of the ITV1 cameras at Brands Hatch. We're hoping that we can add another win next weekend, which will be a hat trick of sorts with consecutive wins at Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Knockhill.
"RAC thought it was only right, given the traveling involved for some fans to get to Knockhill, that we assist them in their travel and make their life easier through our RAC to the rescue campaign. We have many exciting initiatives planned for the remainder of the season so supporters should log onto teamrac.co.uk, look out in the media and at the rounds themselves for details of our activity and how they can take part."
For further information please contact:
Nina Cresswell 0207 908 6488 / 07966 077572
Steve Stammers 020 7908 6439
Notes to editors:
The championship is firmly established not only as one of Britain's most popular form of motor racing but also as one of the UK's top sporting attractions. Over the past decade, action-packed BTCC race meetings have repeatedly drawn crowds on a par with Premiership football matches and Test Match cricket, with over 200,000 loyal spectators and over 20 million terrestrial television viewers.
RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and a provider for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists' needs.
Aviva announced its acquisition of RAC in 2005. The acquisition brings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one in seven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 15%.