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Alistair Sutherland


We are delighted that former British Rally Champion Alistair Sutherland will be attending The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival. He will be accompanied by his championship winning Metro 6R4.

Alistair Sutherland, of Matlock in Derbyshire, was crowned British Group B Rally Car Champion against all the odds in1986.


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Alistair will be available to meet everyone at the festival and is happy to sign copies of his book Chance of a Lifetime. His book tells the story of him coming from last place in his first race to winning the title by six seconds. 

Alistair will be at the event with the car to sign books and raise money for Parkinson's disease from which he suffers. Alistair, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease more than 10 years ago, has already raised more than £2,500 for the charity.

Alistair's latest book has just gone on sale. So you will be able to get your copy of "Fear" signed at the Festival.


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He said: “Winning the championship was literally a chance of a lifetime for me,” he said.

“I was handed the opportunity to drive the three-litre engine Metro 6R4 for the season. It was a car I’d never even sat in a few hours before the first race. It was an amazing year and experience with every conceivable obstacle and thrill met along the way”.

The original book, first published in 2014, is the story of the Clown Prince of Group B as Alistair was nicknamed. The revised version will look at what lessons in teamwork can be learnt from Alistair’s experience and what individuals and teams need to do to overcome the odds.

Although Group B Rallying is no more in the UK, it is still revered by thousands of fans across Europe.



Alistair's New Book is now on Sale!

Autographed copies will be available at the Festival



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Yorkshire Motorsport Festival

The Motorsport Festival for the Whole Family

26th - 28th June 2020

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