Fifth in our list of drivers for 2020 is Rob Bond racing in the Mk1 Championship as No.75.
Whilst always wanting to race either bikes or cars, Rob kept putting it off due to ‘other life commitments’, but he finally got to the position that he couldn’t leave it any longer, so in 2019 took the plunge, and with his son Mark, did the ARDS test at Snetterton. It was there they met me (Brian). They started doing car track days with excellent tuition and patience from me (their words not mine), which enabled Rob to have his first 3 races at the BBSRC Silverstone event in October 2019.
Rob has got the bug and has purchased the ex Lewis Cannon car from 2019 and with guidance and help from all of us at BC Cars, he hopes to improve. The photo of the car is in Lewis’s livery but I’m sure it will change for 2020.
Rob is getting excited now with the start of the season not too far away.
So high points of last season were obtaining race licence and successfully completing first 3 races in MX5 Championship. No low points last season, but I guess I’ll have these in 2020!
His ambitions in 2020 are to compete in as many races as possible, avoiding being last in too many and getting his licence upgrade to maybe race somewhere in Europe!
However he does have to learn a few unfamiliar track layouts for this coming season which may have an impact (excuses!). That said, starting with Silverstone and then on to Snetterton which he knows is a plus side.
He’d like to move forward and maybe feature sometimes in the middle of the B Group!
From bike experience and MX5 track days, his favourite track is Snetterton 300 (having grown up in Norfolk it was his ‘home track’ , even though he now lives in Salisbury and nearer to Thruxton and Castle Combe circuits.
He said to his wife that he wanted 69 (we detect a theme here and yes he can be immature at times), but that didn’t transpire, so had to settle with number 75 last season, which he has retained for 2020.