Bridgman targets touring cars

Tim Bridgman is eyeing up a season in the British Touring Car Championship after a successful campaign in Formula Palmer Audi. The Stansted driver was crowned 2007 champion at Croft in September, but missed out on a place among the finalists for the pres

Tim Bridgman is eyeing up a season in the British Touring Car Championship after a successful campaign in Formula Palmer Audi.

The Stansted driver was crowned 2007 champion at Croft in September, but missed out on a place among the finalists for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

The FPA Shootout at the weekend provided one driver with the sixth and final place among the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, which Bridgman wanted so badly.

Bridgman arrived at Snetterton with high hopes, but mechanical problems saw him finish in seventh place in the first race and fifth in the second.


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Bridgman finished sixth overall in the FPA Shootout standings, and fourth in the Autumn Trophy, which was contested over six races at Brands Hatch and at Snetterton.

"I had a few car issues in qualifying that set me back and I didn't recover from that," said Bridgman.

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"It was the only mechanical problem I've had all season and came at the wrong time for me.

"Other than that I drove my heart out and made up more places than anyone else."

Bridgman has high hopes for next season.

"I have a touring car test this winter and it's a great opportunity and I hope to take it with both hands."

The Stansted driver added: "I want to thank Peter Charlton at CF Capital in Bishop's Stortford for giving me the chance to race in the shootout. He was a lifesaver.

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