60 Seconds With… Derek Tohill


How old are you?

37

Where are you from?

Dublin, Ireland

How long have you been racing?

Since I was about 12, from model cars to Karts to Rallycross

What are you racing in 2014 and in what series?

A 600 BHP 4WD Citroen DS3 Rallycross SuperCar in the FIA World Rallycross Championship

What is your first motor sport related memory?

Watching the European Rallycross A Finals at Mondello Park in 1987.  A few tears of joy rolled off my cheeks, sold there & then!

What got you in to motor sport?

It’s in my blood as my father still enjoys competing, but it was when I first drove a Kart that I really got the bug as I felt so comfortable racing hard at speed immediately!

What and where was your first race?

It was a Kart race at Mondello Park in about 1994

What is your best racing memory?

Seeing my team as I crossed under the bridge at the final corner at Ceska Lipa in Czech Republic 2010, it was an all or nothing final with a very aggressive opening lap, cars were air born with some hard door handling, some real proper Rallycross action, I won the final and my first European title.

What are your hopes for the rest of the season?

Just take things step by step but ultimately a podium & then a victory…

What are your long term plans?

I would love to participate in a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Ireland

One song you would listen to to prepare yourself for a race?

Survivor, the Eye of the tiger