Celebrity Challenge - 1958 Austin A35

Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge Trophy 2017

The Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge Trophy features the diminutive Austin A30 and A35’s being raced by a mix of celebrities and former motor racing drivers, all split into groups with team captains to help mentor and guide the rookies through the competition.

Created as a way to raise money for the official Silverstone Classic charity (this year it is Prostate Cancer UK), the teams managed to collect over £10,000. The Screen Stars team, led by Le Mans winner Mark Blundell, took the overall prize; however, it was Bike Legends member Steve Soper who took the chequered flag in the race having battled closely with Anthony Reid in some treacherous conditions.

Take That star Howard Donald was the best of the Rookies finishing 12th overall. AC/DC front man Brian Johnson failed to start the race after rolling his car during qualifying, and few other celebrities failed to finish the race after it was red flagged due to several off circuit excursions.

Austin A35

Austin A35

Amy Williams - 1958 Austin A35

Amy Williams – 1958 Austin A35

Vassos Alexander - 1958 Austin A35

Vassos Alexander – 1958 Austin A35

Jonny Nelson - 1958 Austin A35

Jonny Nelson – 1958 Austin A35

Amy Williams - 1958 Austin A35

Amy Williams – 1958 Austin A35

Celebrity Challenge - 1958 Austin A35

Celebrity Challenge – 1958 Austin A35

Orla Chennaoui - 1958 Austin A35

Orla Chennaoui – 1958 Austin A35

Freddie Spencer - 1958 Austin A35

Freddie Spencer – 1958 Austin A35

Tiff Needle - 1958 Austin A35

Tiff Needle – 1958 Austin A35

Austin A35

Austin A35

Orla Chennaoui - 1958 Austin A35

Orla Chennaoui – 1958 Austin A35

Howard Donald - 1958 Austin A35

Howard Donald – 1958 Austin A35

Greg Searle - 1958 Austin A35

Greg Searle – 1958 Austin A35

Driver - 1958 Austin A35

Driver – 1958 Austin A35

Mark Blundell - 1958 Austin A35

Mark Blundell – 1958 Austin A35

Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race Results:

1. Steve Soper (Austin A35 Academy) Bike Legends 11m 21.946s
2. Martin Donnelly (Austin A35 Academy) Rocking & Racing +1.568s
3. Mark Blundell (Austin A35 Academy) Screen Stars +2.003s
4. Wayne Gardner (Austin A35 Academy) Bike Legends +6.618s
5. Tiff Needell (Austin A35 Academy) Screen Stars +10.989s
6. Neil Primrose (Austin A35 Academy) Rocking & Racing +11.449s
7. Tony Jardine (Austin A30 Academy) Screen Stars +14.497s
8. Anthony Reid (Austin A35 Academy) Going for Gold +17.765s
9. Jason Kenny (Austin A35 Academy) Going for Gold +22.480s
10. Nick Wigley (Austin A35 Academy) SKY Sports Stars +24.685s
11. Steve Parrish (Austin A30 Academy) Bike Legends +27.397s
12. Howard Donald (Austin A35 Academy) Rocking & Racing +28.822s
13. Peter James (Austin A35 Academy) Rocking & Racing +33.202s
14. Freddie Spencer (Austin A35 Academy) Bike Legends +59.350s
15. Theo Paphitis (Austin A35 Academy) Screen Stars +1m12.743s
16. Carl Froch (Austin A35 Academy) SKY Sports Stars +1m13.505s
17. Amy Williams (Austin A35 Academy) Going for Gold +1m26.986s
18. Vassos Alexander (Austin A35 Academy) Screen Stars +1m33.032s
19. Mike Wedderburn (Austin A30 Academy) SKY Sports Stars +3m11.720s
20. Mark Hunter (Austin A30 Academy) Going for Gold +1 lap