BRANDS HATCH RACING
Brands Hatch Racing was a Formula One entrant in 1980. The team was also involved in sports car racing between 1980 and 1984.
Desiré Wilson only once entered a World Championship race, the 1980 British GP, held at the venue where she won the second round of the Aurora championship just three months before. For the British GP she abandoned her regular Aurora steed, a Theodore-run Wolf WR3. Instead she stepped into an FW07 entered by Brands Hatch Racing. The same model was also driven by the other private entrant of the event, 1979 Aurora champ Rupert Keegan, who took the wheel of the No.50 entry shared by RAM Automotive and WPGE.
Only Keegan featured well in qualifying, lining up a cool 18th in his semi-works RAM car, actually ahead of a certain Gilles Villeneuve. Desire failed to qualify for her Championship debut, finishing Saturday qualifying dead last, half a second behind a certain Keke Rosberg and only a second behind the reigning World Champion, who qualified a lowly 23rd for a Ferrari team hitting another one of its low patches.
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