Paul Taylor, the driver who holds the record for the most amount of wins in the category is returning for the 2010 campaign, and will be joined by his father.
44 year old Paul will be racing the same 4 Wheel Drive VW Golf R32 which he took the title in back in 2006, while his 64 year old father, Tony, will enter a Golf VR6.
Paul had this to say about racing his father this season: “Dad has been racing for years and he got me into it as a boy in karts. We’ve raced together in all sorts of things over the years, but never in the VWs. He always says that he’s not going to win anything but that as long as he is not at the back and is enjoying himself, then he’s happy.”
The Taylors won't be the only father and son team on the grid, as within the same team, Adrenalin Motorsport, will be the father and son team of Martyn and Barrie Culley. Alongside them will be Darren Blumson in a VW Polo.
Paul is hoping that a weight break given to the 4WD Golf R32 will help to improve its reliability, and he commented: “The problem last year was that it was running so heavy parts kept breaking under the strain. The reduced weight should help. It still won’t be the fastest car out there but it will suit some tracks, and I’ll be driving it 101 per cent, as I normally do.”
The commitment showed by Taylor Jnr brought him a win on his Championship debut in 2005, before taking the overall crown in 2006, taking 5 race victories on the way to the title, and he finished 3rd in 2008. In total, Paul has taken 14 race victories; his closest rival is retiring double Champion, Joe Fulbrook.
Taylor Jnr will be on the grid at Oulton Park for the opening rounds of the season over the Easter Weekend, 3rd to 5th April, while Taylor Snr will join the series at Zandvoort, rounds 3 and 4 of the Championship, in the 2.9l Golf VR6, raced by Tony Harberman.