Sir Patrick Stewart will be behind the wheel of a race car at the Silverstone Classic, set to take place July 28-30
The actor has passed his official ARDS racing driver test at the Silverstone Motorsport Academy, which makes him eligible to compete in a special Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Stewart, who passed both written and driving tests required to obtain a MSA competition license at Silverstone. “For someone who has followed motor racing since being a teenager, to drive around Silverstone and negotiate such legendary corners as Becketts and Stowe is just such a thrill.”
“…When you are behind the wheel of a nice car it’s quite exhilarating to open it up,” Stewart added, “and I am looking forward to the Classic race meeting very much. Everybody has got a little bit of competitiveness and aggression about them, so it will certainly be entertaining!”
Stewart joins other screen and stage legends including sports stars, film and TV icons and Olympic gold medalists. Some of these include: Olympic gold medalists Mark Hunter MBE, Jason Kenny CBE, Greg Searle MBE, Jonny Searle MBE and Amy Williams MBE; bike racing world champions Wayne Gardner and Freddie Spencer; former England test cricket captain Mike Gatting OBE; Dragon’s Den TV star Theo Paphitis, Wheeler Dealers’ Ant Anstead and adventurer Charley Boorman.
More information on the Silverstone Classic 2017 can be found here. The event takes place at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K.
Source: Press Release