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Johnny Herbert goes racing again

Mon, 17 Aug 2009

Johnny Herbert is going BTCC Racing with Honda

But I feel compelled to run the story. Why? Well, Johnny Herbert is my ex-wife’s cousin. Which could actually be enough reason not to run the story (joke)! But that also makes Johnny my children’s cousin. And they wouldn’t be impressed if we didn’t do the story. So we will.

It has been announced that former F1 driver Johnny Herbert has been signed to drive in three rounds of the British Touring Car Championship in a Honda Civic Type R. Johnny will race for Team Dynamics, which is a good start. They’ve won the BTC Championship three times in the last five years.

Johnny will take over from James Thompson, as his commitments prior to the start of the season preclude him from driving the last three races, and will start out at Silverstone at the end of the month.

Johnny is following in illustrious footsteps. Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Nigel Mansell – F1 drivers all -  enjoyed success in F1 and BTCC.

So good luck, Johnny.

By Cars UK