BTCC champs set to star at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 - Team VVV

News BTCC champs set to star at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014


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Former British Touring Car champions Andy Rouse and John Fitzpatrick have confirmed their attendance at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Andy Rouse – the four-time BTCC champion who last made an appearance at the Festival of Speed in 2008 – will be reunited with the Rover SD1 Vitesse he used to secure his third Britich Touring Car title with in 1984.

Rouse (pictured) will also be driving the car up the 1.6 mile hill climb route, making it the first time he's driven his championship-winning car since the last race of the '84 season at Silverstone.

John Fitzpatrick – who, in 1966, became the youngest ever driver to win the British Saloon Car Championship (now the BTCC) at 23 years old – will also be an active sight on the hillclimb, driving John Paul Junior's fearsome Porsche 935 JLP-4 IMSA racer from 1982.

Fitzpatrick's run up the Goodwood Hill in the JLP-4 will be used to raise funds and awareness for the John Paul Jnr vs Huntington's Disease foundation.

Other drivers currently confirmed for this year's Festival of Speed are former F1 world champions Emerson Fittipaldi and Stirling Moss, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and nine-times WRC champion Sebastien Loeb.

It's believed that Loeb will be driving the 208 T16 he used to set the fastest ever run up Pikes Peak last year with to beat the Goodwood Hill's record time of 41.6 seconds, which was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car.

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