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George to bring up century
29 July 2009
John George will compete in his 100th race in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend as the 2009 season resumes at Snetterton.
George made his debut back in 2004 when he became the first driver to run in the series on alternative fuels with an LPG-powered Honda Civic – which was replaced part-way through the season by a Peugeot 406 Coupe.
“That was an idea that came about because all the company fleet of cars at our main sponsor JAG have LPG run cars,” George said, “and we thought it would be great to be the first to run an eco friendly car in the BTCC.”
Having missed two seasons, George returned to the grid in 2007 with a Honda Integra and was involved in the biggest crash of his career in the 2008 season finale when he barrel-rolled at Brands Hatch after a coming together with the SEAT of Darren Turner.
George managed to source a new car for this season and will now head to Snetterton looking to celebrate his first top ten finish of the season.
“I'm very lucky to be competing this year,” he said. “After completely writing off the last Honda Integra, we only managed to get a car together with a week to go to the start of the season, which was a fantastic effort by the team.
“I can't believe it's almost 100 races, I've always loved competing in the BTCC because it's a fantastic opportunity to on some of the best drivers in the UK.”