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Taras Andrusin

To BARC Midlands Centre, the Championship is as much about keeping our competitors happy as it is about ensuring we continue to deliver excellent events. So, to gauge how we’re getting on, our Championship Press Officer, Kate Neal, caught up with Taras before the 2019 Season to find out a little more about him, his car and his thought on the previous year. One of our most recent competitors, Taras joined the BARC Connaught Speed Championship in 2018, along with his Renault Clio 172. Here’s what he had to say…

Please tell us a little about the history of your car…

I’ve owned my car for over two years and since then I’ve modified it to be used on track days. However, after twelve months of using the car on track days, I decided that I’d like to alter and modify the car further so I could enter it into competitions.

Do you have any help getting the car ‘Race Ready’?

Mainly I did all the work myself. However, I did receive support from friends and family throughout the build of the car.

What did you enjoy most about 2018?

I’d like to say all of it. However, the highlight of the year has to be MotoFest Coventry as I was able to compete in an event that is significant to UK motorsport history.

If you were permitted a co-driver, who would it be?

Anybody that doesn’t mind my driving style.

Taras Andrusin - Renault Clio 172

Do you have a mascot?

Yes, my mascot is the Tasmanian devil from the Looney Tunes, because my friends and family know me as Taz.

What do you plan to do during downtime?​

During my downtime I’m looking to carry out some more maintenance and modifications on the car ready for 2019 and also get some track days done, so I can test the car ready to start again next year.

Do you perform any funny customs before going out on track?

Not that I’m aware of. However, I’m sure I probably do something.

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