By | 20/08/2009 0 comments


FORMER F1 and Le Mans racer Johnny Herbert has been signed to drive the Honda Civic Type-R for the final three rounds of the British Touring Car Championship season.
The Ex-F1 ace will race for Team Dynamics who have won the championship twice with Honda in the past five years.
Johnny, who won three times during his F1 career, will take over from James Thompson for the BTCC meets at Silverstone, Rockingham and Brands Hatch.
Commitments made prior to signing with the team have prevented Thompson, who has won on three occasions this year, from completing the season but his departure opens the door for Herbert, one of the most popular figures on the British motor sport scene.
When he hits the track for his BTTC debut at Silverstone at the end of the month, Johnny will follow in the footsteps of drivers like Jim Clark, Sir Jack Brabham and Nigel Mansell—all of whom enjoyed success in both F1 and the BTCC.
"I'm really excited to be racing in the Civic," he said.
"It's very different to what I was used to in Formula 1 but no less of an adrenaline rush. I can't wait to get behind the wheel at Silverstone and build on the great result the team has had already this season."

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