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MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw on a mission
11:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in Sport
Chipping Norton’s Fergus Walkinshaw heads to the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup rounds at Rockingham, near Corby, this weekend with a new mission in mind.
The 21-year-old Oxford Brookes University student, who stands ninth in the series, will be driving awareness of National Air Ambulance Week, which runs from Monday to Sunday, within his new role as motorsport advocate for the Association of Air Ambulances.
Walkinshaw, who will sport a motivational message on his Century Motorsport car, said: “The services provided by the charities across England are of paramount importance, while of course sports such as motor racing rely on their specialist trauma support.
“I think it’s a common misconception that air ambulances are funded by the government, in reality they cannot operate without public donations.”
Standings (top ten): 1 T Sharp 587pts, 2 C Breeze 534, 3 T Iingram 473, 4 A Richardson 306, 5 H Abbott 305, 6 C White 292, 7 J Orton 243, 8 J Wakefield 240, 9 F Walwkinshaw 229, 10 J Hill 217.
BANBURY’S Michael Meadows heads to Rockingham for the next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB knowing it will take a disaster for him to lose his championship lead.
Consistent pace in the series has seen the 25-year-old Redline Racing driver, from Shutford, establish a 48-point lead over nearest rival Sam Torduff.
Standings (top ten): 1 M Meadows 239, 2 S Torduff 191, 3 J Gelzinis 184, 4 B Barker 174, 5 D Lloyd 170, 6 R Butcher 166, 7 R Plant 125, 8 A Al Harthy 113, 9 G Geddie 105, 10 O Mortimer 79.