Having left Techspeed towards the end of 2006, Fiona Leggate will be in new surroundings for the 2007 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as she joins Jason Hughes
in an expanded Kartworld Racing team.
Fiona will drive a bio-ethanol powered MG ZS during the coming season and Crash.net Radio
caught up with her on media day at Rockingham, before her first test in the car, to look to the year ahead…Q:
You've got a good relationship with the MG in Britcar and now you have an MG for the new BTCC season. How much are you looking forward to the year ahead?Fiona Leggate:
I can't wait! I started out racing MGs and then over the last few seasons I've always looked at the MG and that was the car I wanted to drive. So to get to drive the MG and team up with Kartworld, who have been fantastic with me so far, is good and I can't wait to get out in the car. Q:
The last few years you've been with Techspeed in the Astra before leaving them late last year, so how did you end up with Jason?Fiona Leggate:
It was just a flash in the pan really. I was looking for a drive and there were a few options I had and Jason rang me last week and said 'Why don't you buy an MG and come and race with us?' I said I'd have to have a word with my dad so I did that and then on Wednesday we bought the car and today is the first time I've sat in it.Q:
So how much are you looking forward to testing it in anger?Fiona Leggate:
I'm really looking forward to it as I've never driven at Rockingham before so we'll see how it goes. I just want to get as much track-time as possible.Q:
What are your aims and expectations for the year ahead?Fiona Leggate:
What I'd like to do is to be running at the front of the BTC-spec cars, or at least be running near the front of them. I just want to do my best, it's a new car and new team for me, so I want to learn as much as I can during the coming year.Q:
You were a pioneer of bio-ethanol with Techspeed and the MG will be running on it again this year. Is there anything you can bring to the team in that respect?Fiona Leggate:
Because Jason went on to bio-ethanol at the middle of last season, they probably near enough know as much as they need to know. There might be some things I can help with but they seem to be a good team and know what they need to know.