Championship debut at Snetterton for Duncan; new team for Barrable


The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup will welcome a newcomer to the grid at Snetterton this weekend in the form of experienced sports car racer Andrew Duncan. The Maidenhead-based driver will campaign a self-prepared Scirocco and says he hopes to gain knowledge of the car and make steady progress on his championship and Snetterton 300 race debut.

“I had hoped to be out earlier in the season but moving house and some other racing commitments got in the way,” said Andrew. “I was able to test at Snetterton about a month ago, which was my first time on the track, and it went well. The plan is, because I don’t really know the car yet, to stay out of trouble and to settle into it and make some progress.”

Duncan’s ex-George White Scirocco will run alongside the Safe and Sound team cars of Joe Fulbrook and Simon Andrews at Snetterton. Andrew started competing in the late 1990s in a Ferrari 348 and has raced Porsches at club level with success since 2005.

Meanwhile, Irish rally star Robert Barrable will switch teams for the Norfolk rounds, driving one of Team HARD’s Golf GTIs after parting company with THM Racing. “It was an amicable split,” said the Dubliner. “I am looking forward to racing with Team HARD although there will be a lot of things new for me – new team, new car, new track. Their Golf is left-hand-drive too, so that will be a factor, although I am used to competing in rallies in a left-hooker.

“I have tested with Team HARD and it went well, so I am hoping for a good result this weekend.” Barrable hopes also to compete with the team next month at Donington Park, the circuit at which he won last year with THM Racing.

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