Team Parker to run Stewart Lines Focus
Team Parker Racing will take over the operation of Stewart Lines’s Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus – although the driver is fighting to be fit enough to start the season.
Lines, 53, fell from a pushbike two weeks ago and has been immobile since. He has damaged muscles and has torn ligaments in his groin.
Lines said: “I am in a lot of pain, but I am on the road to recovery. It will probably be a month until I am there. The media day for the BTCC isn’t until March 16 at Donington Park so if I rest, I hope I will be fit enough to take part in that.”
If Lines is unable to drive the car at the opening rounds of the year at Brands Hatch (April 1/2), the team will have to field a substitute driver to make sure it fulfils the terms of its TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL) to enable it to contest the rest of the season.
Lines: Race to be fit for 2017