Nell McAndrew and Jason Plato

Be part of Britain’s hottest motor racing action when "Racing Rivals" Live comes to Rockingham on 3 August – and entry tickets are FREE.

Named after the fly-on-the-wall TV show that follows the on and off track stories of the SEAT Cupra Championship (broadcast from 26 July on ITV1), this summer spectacular event is a fabulous family day out. There’s a full motor racing programme and an entertainment line up to equal the race excitement, starring teen-idol R&B trio, the Sugababes, and compered by Radio 1’s irreverent DJ’ing duo, Mark and Lard.

Rockingham is the perfect setting for the "Racing Rivals" Live event, with an unlimited view of the entire circuit from almost all of the 52,000 grandstand seats. The equally matched SEAT Leon Cupra R racing cars will use Rockingham’s 2.4-mile International road course, including part of the unique banked oval circuit – the fastest race track in Europe.

The "Racing Rivals" TV crew and co-presenters, supermodel Nell McAndrew and Touring Car ace, Jason Plato, will all be at Rockingham capturing the action for the small screen as the competition tension mounts. After rounds 3 & 4 which took place on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone on 26 May, only one point separates the leaders, Robert Huff and Stefan Hodgetts, as they continue the battle for the prize of a lifetime – a year as a professional racing driver for SEAT competing in the European Touring Car Championship 2004. The prize attracts all the trappings of a racing driver lifestyle including salary, company car and use of a flat in Monaco rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. But the competition is far from over with rounds 5 & 6 still to take place at Oulton Park (13 July) before the Rockingham showdown, and 14 other talented young hopefuls chasing the prize behind the leaders.

*Tickets for "Racing Rivals" Live at Rockingham on Sunday 3 August can be ordered from 0870 060 1769 and are FREE for orders placed before 23 July 2003. Free tickets are limited to six per household and subject to a £1 per ticket handling charge. From 24 July pre-ordered tickets will cost £10 per adult and £15 on the gate. Children under 17 are admitted free to all events at Rockingham but must be in possession of a valid ticket which will be subject to the £1 handling charge.

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Published : 08/07/03 Author : Melanie Carter


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