Bobby Thompson to make racing return with Mighty Minis

Former British Touring Car Championship driver Bobby Thompson is set to make a return to racing later this month at Brands Hatch (August 21/22) as he lines up on the grid of the Mighty Minis Championship.

Thompson hasn’t raced since last October at Croft when he suffered a high-speed barrel roll in his Audi S3, which ultimately ruled him out from competing for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Having undergone a multitude of medical tests, Thompson is using this guest drive to not only test himself but also kick-start what he hopes will be the path back to Britain’s premier motorsport series.

The 25-year-old isn’t the only former BTCC driver to have turned to Mighty Minis to get back behind the wheel, with Jeff Smith doing so after he too suffered a sizeable accident at Croft in 2017.

Commenting on getting back behind the wheel, Thompson said: “This will be my first competitive event racing since I had my crash at Croft last year. I’ve been through all of the medical tests since then

“Obviously since the crash I have done lots and lots of track and coaching days but this will be my first proper race. It will be nice to get the competitive feeling back and have a bit of fun.

“This is a great opportunity for me to not only race competitively but also give back to my sponsors and begin to get the ball rolling on making a return to the BTCC in 2022.

“I’ve had a good relationship with Rodger [Tello, Mighty Minis Coordinator] and we have often spoken about getting me out in a car. I’ve always wanted to race them so when he came to me and said there was a seat available I jumped at the chance. He had a long list of drivers he could have called so I’m thankful he picked up the phone for me.

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