Parker prizes

Pear­son col­lects an­other bit of Alfa Romeo’s tin-top legacy

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Team Parker Rac­ing won Per­for­mance of the Year award at last week’s Bent­ley Motorsport awards evening. The team won the award for its per­for­mance in the Blanc­pain GT Series and Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship, in which driv­ers Seb Mor­ris and Rick Parfitt Jr fin­ished third. Parfitt was also recog­nised in­di­vid­u­ally at the event, win­ning the Best Am award, while in­de­pen­dent team Jor­dan Rac­ing was pre­sented with the Spirit of Bent­ley prize for Jor­dan Witt’s ti­tle-win­ning GT Cup cam­paign.

John Pear­son has added a sec­ond im­por­tant Alfa Romeo to his col­lec­tion by ac­quir­ing the ex-ital­ian cham­pi­onship-win­ning 156 Su­per Pro­duc­tion.

Pear­son al­ready owns the Su­per Tour­ing car used by Fabrizio Gio­va­nardi to win the 1999 Ital­ian ti­tle and has now added the same year’s Su­per Pro­duc­tion- win­ning car of Luis Vil­lamil.

“The Su­per Pro­duc­tion car was built by Bigazzi and later turned up in the UK with Gary Ayles,” said Pear­son. “It later went into Brit­car and has not raced for about 10 years. I bought it at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic Auc­tion in July,” said Pear­son af­ter a shake­down race at the Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy meet­ing.

Pear­son raced the 156

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