Snet­ter­ton’s Mon­treal re­named for Wil­son

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Snet­ter­ton’s Mon­treal hair­pin will be re­named in hon­our of Indycar star Justin Wil­son.

The sec­ond turn on the Nor­folk cir­cuit will be re­named Wil­son hair­pin, with this week­end’s Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship event the first to run us­ing the new cor­ner ti­tle.

Justin Wil­son was the in­au­gu­ral cham­pion of MSVR head Jonathan Palmer’s For­mula Palmer Audi Cham­pi­onship in 1998, and the pair worked to­gether through In­ter­na­tional F3000 and into F1. Wil­son then marked him­self out as one of the top sin­gle-seater driv­ers in Amer­ica, up un­til his death in an ac­ci­dent at Pocono last Au­gust.

Palmer said: “Justin was the epit­ome of a true sports­man.”

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