Glenrothes man targets Knockhill lap record

The Aston Martin V12 that will feature at Knockhill this Sunday
The Aston Martin V12 that will feature at Knockhill this Sunday

A Glenrothes businessman will attempt to break the lap record at Knockhill this weekend in the final round of the Scottish car racing season.

Phil Dryburgh, who owns Production Glass Fibre, has entered his works Aston Martin V12 into the saloons and sports car class at Sunday’s event.

Phil normally races the car in the British GT Championship, and it has also featured in the famous 24 Hours of Spa.

However, this will be the first time the car has competed in Scotland, offering Knockhill spectators a unique opportunity to see a world-class sports car in action.

Phil’s motive for bringing his hi-tech sports car to race at his home track is purely for pleasure.

“I still regularly take part in track days at Knockhill in my Lotus Elise for fun,” he said. “I’ve raced at Spa Franchorchamps, Brands Hatch GP and Donington Park this summer but I am tremendously excited to experience Knockhill in the Aston, as I believe it will be a great challenge.”

Phil will attempt to challenge the out-right saloon car lap record around Knockhill of 49.979 seconds, set by Michael Meadows in the Porsche Carrera Cup race during this year’s BTCC event.

He added: “Given the car’s pedigree and engineering, I’m definitely looking to break into that 49-second bracket.”

For more details on this weekend’s racing visit www.knockhill.com.