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The 2012 World Touring Car champion says he never had the money to race cars. Yet 2015 is his 11th season in the WTCC. He talks STUART CODLING through his journey from motorsport fan to paid professional - for little more than £100,000

They say the fastest way to make a small fortune in motor racing is to start off with a large one.

It's a cliche no less true for being oft repeated; scan the entry list of last weekend's Australian Grand Prix and you'll note that half the drivers on the grid either bring a budget or have had their careers substantially underwritten by a certain energy-drink sugar daddy.

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