PORSCHE CHAMP TO RACE CORTINA

Barry Horne will con­test his­toric tin-top events with his father

Motor Sport News - - Historics - By Paul Lawrence

Father and son Max and Barry Horne will team up this year to make their his­toric rac­ing de­buts in a Lotus Cortina.

While Barry Horne has ex­ten­sive rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and is a for­mer Cater­ham and Porsche Car­rera Cup cham­pion, his father Max, 63, has only raced once and that was in a Cater­ham 15 years ago.

“His father was friends with Jim Clark and dad used to go and watch,” said Barry of his Max’s back­ground. “He’d al­ways had a han­ker­ing for a Lotus Cortina and we ended up buy­ing one at the end of last year. It’s race pre­pared and ready to go.

“He’s just taken his ARDS test and he’s go­ing to do a few races to get his li­cence up­graded and get up to speed. The main fo­cus is the three-hour race at Spa in June and we’ll do a few more two-driver events af­ter that.

“It’s all about shar­ing a great ex­pe­ri­ence with my dad and then go­ing for a few beers af­ter­wards.”

Horne is part of the Team Parker Rac­ing crew and has worked on the team’s Bri­tish Tour­ing Car pro­gramme with Alex Martin. “Park­ers will look af­ter the car,” he said. “This is a new area for them but there are a few old boys there! They love all this stuff.”

Barry won the in­au­gu­ral Car­rera Cup GB ti­tle in 2003 and has more re­cently raced in GT events in Europe.

Last year he joined the BTCC at Snet­ter­ton when Martin was un­avail­able and scored points in the se­cond of the three races.

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