Kieran Gallagher to make BTCC debut at Knockhill
Kieran Gallagher is going to make his British Touring Car Championship debut at Knockhill for Tony Gilham Racing.
“I was just excited to be in a motor race, and then to be leading a Legends race was a great milestone too, but moving up so quickly to drive a BTCC car is unbelievable,” said Gallagher.
The young Scotsman got his racing license last year and has since then been racing in the Scottish Legend series.
“We’re living our dreams, so why not help in making someone else’s come true. It’s a one-off deal at the moment and we’re realistic in our targets, but it would be great to pick up a points finish over the weekend. It’s a great opportunity for him to race at his local circuit and we’re all very excited about it,” said team owner Tony Gilham.
The 23-year-old will drive the second Vauxhall Insignia of the team and will get to test the car for the first time tomorrow at Brands Hatch.
“Knockhill was the main selling point and although it’s beyond my wildest dreams I won’t be racing just for fun. I’ve watched Jason Plato racing on TV for years and Gordon Shedden gave me one of my trophies last season, so for sure it’ll be a little surreal to be in the same race as guys like that, but I cannot wait and I hope to make the most of the opportunity,” said Gallagher.