Sparrow hopes to be flying high with win

Pete Sparrow could make it a hat-trick of Citroen 24-hour race wins for the Tete Rouge 1 team this weekend at Snetterton.For the past two years Sparrow has displayed mechanical sympathy and scintillating speed, which has given his squad an advantage they have exploited.

Pete Sparrow could make it a hat-trick of Citroen 24-hour race wins for the Tete Rouge 1 team this weekend at Snetterton.

For the past two years Sparrow has displayed mechanical sympathy and scintillating speed, which has given his squad an advantage they have exploited.

The front running Team Gadget Racing are for due a good run as the Wisbech squad have had little luck on their home track. Last year, team leader, Wayne Cowling snatched third place on the final lap having dropped 18 laps exchanging an engine and gearbox at half distance.

Philip Myatt leads a team of past Snetterton winners, who will be hoping all their bad luck struck last year, while another fancied team, Rocket Dog, struggled in the changeable weather conditions to make the top 10 in last year's event.

Norwich Citroen Dealers, Duff Morgan, will be supporting Attleborough's Jeremy Clark, who has proved rapid in his previous day-night races.

Clark will be joined in his new team by Hingham's Neil Chilleystone, John Randall and Watton based ex-British Production bike champion Greg Page.

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The day long race for the 34 teams will get underway at 4.00pm on Sunday and to increase spectator enjoyment a local 24-hour radio station will be broadcasting.

Preceding the day-long event will be a nine race programme on Saturday and Sunday.

Having taken victory on his last two visits Howard Payne will be hunting for this third Clubmans Cup victory but will face stiff opposition from Mike Evans and Barry Webb while Richard Gilmour, of Beccles, wants a top 10 result from his two races.