De Resta makes Knockhill debut today

Stefan Di Resta, the 22-year-old brother of Sahara Force India Grand Prix star Paul, will make his race debut today (Sunday) at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife.

Stefan, who comes from Bathgate and works in the family’s property development business, will race the Grand Prix Adventures Mini in the Celtic Speed Scottish Mini Cooper Cup.

Stefan’s Mini, will be one of 25, which also includes four lady racers looking for victory on the 1.3 mile Championship Circuit.

GPA Mini owner Kenny McLeod said: “I am delighted to be playing a small part in Scottish motorsport history, with Stefan driving my team car.”

Stuart Gray, Knockhill events director, added: “It will be great to see how Stefan gets on at Knockhill.

“His brother Paul, cousin, Dario Franchitti, David Coulthard and Alan McNish all started their racing careers at Knockhill. Those are some big footsteps to follow, so it should be very interesting to how Stefan does.”

A busy 14-race schedule kicks off at 10am and features Scottish Classic Sports & Saloon, Legends, Formula Ford, Mini Cooper, Fiesta and Sports & Saloon championship action.

Drivers from all four corners of Scotland will be represented at the opening event this Sunday.

William Smith (Fraserburgh) will compete in the Mini Cooper Cup. Andrew Morrison (Stirling) lines up in the Sports & Saloons races, whilst Martin Pieraccini (Inverness) will race in the Scottish Formula Ford Championship.

Adult admission is £12, Concessions £6 and under12s are free of charge.