LAST Saturday saw a successful return to motor racing for Arrochar’s Iain Paterson.

In his first race for more than a year due to the coronavirus lockdown, Iain, who also serves the Lomond North ward as a councillor with Argyll and Bute Council, won two guest class races at the Knockhill circuit in Fife.

After qualifying his car in fifth position on the grid out of a field of 26 competitors, he finished fourth in the first race, winning the guest class setting a lap time of 58.342 minutes.

In race two Iain was lying second for the majority of the race, however a missed gear change cost him a silver finish, placing third overall and again winning the guest class.

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Iain said afterwards: “I would like to dedicate my two guest wins to my dear mother who is facing her own challenges in life, also the support of my wife Fiona, son Coll and my motorsport loving daughter Tillie, who are always a tremendous support to me.

“I would also like to thank Brayon Engineering Arden, Scott and Tom, who, if it had not been for them, I would not have made the race due to car problems with the car on Friday.

“They both epitomise the brotherhood of the racing world at clubman level where we help each other out if it is required, and they are also first class engineers who I recommend to anyone who has a classic car or vehicle that needs restoration or work.”

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