F3/GT Stars and Cars make a Pitstop at the Dolphin Shopping Centre
The Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship made a scheduled pitstop in Poole at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, on Thursday 23 August, ahead of the next respective championship rounds at Thruxton circuit, Hampshire, on 25&26 August.
The Hitech Racing British F3 car and Brookspeed Team Trimite British GT Dodge Viper Competition Coupe roared into the Dolphin Shopping Centre to be displayed on the main Mall for the day. Wave 105.2FM’s Steve Power also dropped in to complete the unique event.
Shoppers were not only aloud to admire the majestic racing machines, but rub shoulders with some of the UK’s top racing drivers. British F3-series leader Marko Asmer, Carlin Motorsport’s Sam Bird, British GT championship leader Bradley Ellis and Brookspeed Team Trimite’s Phiroze Bilimoria were all in attendance.
As well as meeting hundreds of visitors and signing just as many autographs, the drivers also enjoyed challenging each other on the Scalextric Roadshow, which remains in the Dolphin Shopping Centre until Saturday 25 August. The two championship leaders, British F3 star Asmer and British GT ace Ellis, were also seen racing head to head, before all of the drivers and the cars made off for Thruxton, in nearby Hampshire, ready for Friday testing.