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Peter Bassill

Peter Bassill
Peter Bassill car
  • Team Century Motorsport
  • Age 45
  • Home Gibraltar

Do you have any hobbies outside of motorsport?

My real world job is a cyber security consultant, or hacker if you like. My hobby is my job. I love tech. Oh, and car hacking is so much fun. Do you have any idea how insecure all cars actually are?

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

As I head to form up for the race you will hear the deafening sounds from in the car. The only question is can you guess what it is Im listening to?

What are your motorsport career highlights?

My highlight was a couple of years ago, helping 15 mentally "handicapped" adults start their racing in hillclimbs. And then being beaten by one of them this year.

What is your championship goal this season ?

To prove that when every says you can not do it, if you work hard enough and stick to your goal, you get there in the end.

What makes your driving stand out from the crowd?

I love a battle and I will duel with the closest car to me until the very end of the race. My mental disability provides me with a very high speed analytic brain and being able to process space at very high speeds means I put my cars into gaps that others just dont think a car fits. It makes for some fun spectating.

What's your favorite circuit and why?

I have a number of favourates, really depending on the discipline I am competing in. For Hillclimbs, it has to be Shelsley Walsh. The historical home and purest heart of hillclimbs, although PIkes Peak is a close seconds. For sprint racing, Donington for its pure speed. Endurance would have to be Spa. But for purest fun, my favourate circuit is Ascari as it is close to home but more importantly the track is always warm and it rarely rains.

Where did you race and what were your results last season?

My last sprint racing season was 2014 in the Monosposto Series as a solo privateer racing in a Ray98z where I finished second overall. Over the last couple of seasons I have taken numerous 1st and 2nds in hillclimbs but now I return to the circuit sprint scene.