Bri­tish tour­ing car man Jack­son gets late Ginetta G57 out­ing Sky Sports For­mula One pre­sen­ter Brookes makes Rad­i­cal SR1 Cup de­but at Oul­ton Park

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Sky Sports For­mula 1 pre­sen­ter Rachel Brookes made her rac­ing de­but in the Rad­i­cal SR1 Cup at Oul­ton Park last Satur­day.

Brookes, whose brother Matt won the 2014 SR1 cham­pi­onship, fin­ished 12th and 14th in the dou­ble header, los­ing a place at the end of the fi­nal lap in both races to a spin and a mis­fire re­spec­tively.

“I didn’t want to poo­tle around at the back and watch every­one lap me, which didn’t hap­pen, and I over­took peo­ple so I ab­so­lutely loved it,” said Brookes, who was Amd­tun­ Audi S3 in the BTCC, qual­i­fied on pole but failed to fin­ish af­ter an oil pump pul­ley failed dur­ing the race.

“The car has nearly dou­ble the power of my BTCC car [580bhp], on the warm-up lap the G57 is the same as full speed in the Audi, it also has masses more grip and car­ries so much speed through the cor­ners,” said Jack­son.

“I’d never driven the car be­fore a track day on Fri­day, but we had rain and noise is­sues so I only had about 20 min­utes in it. In truth this track [Don­ing­ton Na­tional] is too short for the car, it’s barely stretch­ing its legs. But it’s an awe­some bit of kit and I’d love another go.”

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