Dick Bennetts – #Petrolheads

In this edition of Petrolheads

We meet the man behind a multi-title-winning BTCC team and a key figure in the career of Ayrton Senna, Dick Bennetts.

Dick founded his West Surrey Racing outfit in 1981 and quickly found success in the British F3 championship. Future world champions Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen won F3 titles with WSR before moving onto F1.

But Dick has arguably enjoyed his greatest success in the British Touring Car Championship. WSR ran factory teams for Ford, Honda and MG through the late Nineties and early 2000s. But the team has enjoyed most success running BMWs, winning multiple championship titles including three Drivers’ crowns for Colin Turkington.

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