Interview with Bobby Thompson

HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING? My dad got me a kart for my 7th birthday.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT RACING? I like the thrill of speed, I love the adrenalin rush you get and I also like the fact I have made good friends all over the country!

WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS? Like everyone else I would love to make it into Formula One, but I think touring cars would be great fun. I don’t mind getting stuck in and a little bit of contact is acceptable just like Touring Car Racing.

WHAT DO YOU DO AWAY FROM THE TRACK? I try to keep fit as much as possible to help with my racing – I like swimming and riding my bike.
I also love skiing as it’s the same sort of adrenaline rush as racing.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? The great Ayrton Senna will always be a legend in my book. I have full respect for all the professional racing drivers, the likes of Button, Hamilton and the Alonsos of this world as I can honestly say this is extremely hard work – “But you only get out of life what you put into it”.

MOTTO: Keep it on the black stuff and never give up!

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: To win as many races as I can.

I love my racing and I want to keep having fun!!!

I would like to thank my mum and dad for all their hard work and help so far in my career. I would also like to thank everyone else that has helped me get where I am.