Round-up: Slight still on for Donington…

Peugeot's UK motorsport boss Mick Linford has refuted rumours that Superbike ace Aaron Slight's scheduled race debut in his team at Donington Park on July 1 has been put back

Round-up: Slight still on for Donington…

"He will be out at Donington," said Linford, who also indicated that the team is working hard to ensure that the New Zealander can take part in the official TOCA test at Snetterton on Monday June 25.

Slight is scheduled to drive a third 406 alongside regular drivers Steve Soper and Dan Eaves in five meetings this year.



Thomas Erdos will take over the ABG Motorsport Lexus IS200 for the next rounds of the BTCC at Donington Park on July 1.

The Brazilian signed up to drive the team's second car at the beginning of the season, but with that unlikely to appear now until the Snetterton night race at the beginning of August and the series' much delayed testing ban currently due to be introduced at the beginning of July, team principal Tim Blake has decided to give Erdos some seat time.

"It makes sense to put him in the car," said Blake, "or he won't get any testing. So he will do the testing before Donington and the races there."

Erdos commented: "I'm looking forward to it, but I'm conscious that I will still need more seat time. At this level you don't just have to drive the car, you have to wear it and you can see that in the drivers who've spent a lot of time in their cars."

Luby is expected to be back behind the wheel for the Knockhill rounds in July, before both drivers compete at Snetterton.



Five BTC production drivers didn't take the ferry to Ireland, reducing the class field to 15 and the overall grid to 22.

The missing runners were Matt Kelly's Bintcliffe Sport Nissan Primera, which has already missed several rounds; Jim Edwards Jr's TCR Honda Accord, the Synchro Motorsport Accord of Dave Allan and the two Team B&Q Integras of Nick Beaumont and John B&Q.

In addition the two JS Motorsports Alfa Romeo 147s stayed in the UK as the team tries to sort out ongoing engine problems.

Most are expected to rejoin the fray at Donington on July 1.

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