We are now
well into 2001 and despite several promises nothing has
materialised, normal motor racing then.
I personally know there are many talented but
underfunded drivers suffering the same fate, motor sport
is becoming more and more about marketing and money and
less and less about the fastest drivers in cars.
I wonder what would happen if some second rate footballer
took a bag of money to Alex Fergueson and said he wanted
to play for Man United. I guess we know the answer,it
would go something like "if you want to play in this
team you gotta be the best." Not quite the same in
motorsport, if you have the funds you can drive anything,
despite how bad you are.
Having been involved with the sport for many years I'm
getting fed up of hearing Murray Walker telling everybody
how all the F1 drivers are the best. What a complete load
of rubbish, they're the best of the ones who can afford
to be there and thats got nothing to do with talent.
And if people think this this is just sour grapes make a
few enquiries,ask any team whats the criteria to drive
with them, at any level. I think there are many members
of the public who will be surprised at the answer.
I'm always amazed at the amount of people who have no
idea that a driver has to pay to drive a Teams car,even a
seat in a Tuscan can cost a minimum of £45000 to £60,000
for a season.Mind you thats not bad compared to F3, a
seat with a good team will cost you £200,000 upwards.So
you can see why most drivers don't get beyond club
motorsport, as I said, nothing to do with talent.
My idea has always been same day, same car,same track,
same stopwatch, fastest man gets the seat. I wish.......
Makes you think...... Thats why drivers need sponsorship
and employ the profesional PR Companies to help them
achieve their dreams and aspirations.Thats the theory
This being the reality of our Sport and due to being
unhappy both with the results and the promises we have
decided to sever our relationship with MAKING WAVES.
I'm not about to get into the reasons why, I'll leave you
all to draw your own conclusions.
The plans for the future at present do look a little
bleak, however Justin has been taking an interest in both
motorbikes and powerboats so you never know whats in
I have to say bikes do appeal I think the racing's good
and you need plenty of bottle to do well. Mind you I
think the same has to be said of powerboats after all the
track surface is always changing all the time so you have
to stay right on your toes.
So as they say watch this space, I'll keep you informed.
Finished 3rd in his first powerboat race with his partner
Viki Crump,mind you he was navigating so I suppose its a
Next one in
Blackpool 21st July so we'll see what happens there.