Ex-champ Fountain returns
Ex-legends champion Rob Fountain made a surprise return to the series at Snetterton last weekend, the first time he had competed in any racing since winning his Legends title in 2000.
After winning the crown he quit racing immediately to concentrate on his work and has only competed in the occasional trackday since.
“I turned 40 this year so I could say it’s a little bit of a midlife crisis!” said Fountain, who found the series to be very similar to 18 years ago. “With work commitments I’d always kept an eye on the Legends. And now I’ve been able to have a little bit of free time – I’ve got a family now – so I thought it’s the right stage to come back and have a little go.”
He came within a single lap of bringing the car home in all six Snetterton races, achieving a best result of 11th, before stopping on the last lap in the final race when running seventh as his engine let go. Fountain hopes to compete in the next Legends round.