Driver Profile – Richard Hawken

Written by Ellie

Enjoying karting through his teenage years, including winning the South of England Open Championship aged 14, Richard progressed into car racing at the age of 19. Richard has enjoyed a long career of saloon car racing, competing initially in a the RML / Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall Cavalier built in 1993 for the Spa 24 Hours, before moving to David Leslie’s 1997 BTCC Nissan Primera, again built by RML.

Richard raced this car from 2005 until 2013, securing one Class B and two Super Touring Trophy titles in the BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship. In 2015 he finally fulfilled a long-term dream of racing in the BTCC, after falling in love with touring cars as a youngster when attending races at Thruxton with his late father. Richard competed in three races with Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing, raising funds and awareness for the official charity of The Parachute Regiment.

Returning to the TOCA paddock, Richard will undertake a new challenge in 2018 as he turns his first laps in the second-generation Porsche 991-type GT3 Cup car.

STATS:
Born: Andover, Hampshire
Nationality: British
DOB: 03/01/1972
Height: 6’2” (191 cm)

CAREER:
2015 British Touring Car Championship
2013 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy
2012 FujiFilm Touring Car Trophy (Third place)
2012 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
2011 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship (Super Touring Trophy & Class B winner)
2010 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship (Super Touring Trophy winner)
2009 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
2008 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
2007 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
2006 BRSCC Euro Saloon Car Championship
2005 BRSCC Euro Saloon Car Championship
2004 Super Touring Challenge
2004 BRSCC Winter Saloon Trophy
2004 BRSCC Euro Saloon Car Championship
2002 BARC Formula Saloons

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Posted on 3rd April 2018

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