Fiesta racing has been a mainstay of Scottish Motor Racing for over 20 years, initially with the XR2 model – which is still raced in our Classics Sports and Saloons Championship – and more recently with the Fiesta ST model.

The championship continues to offer incredibly close and hard racing at an affordable price point. The Fiesta ST race cars are powered by the standard but punchy 2 litre Duratec power unit which is found in the road going car. They run on the super grippy Toyo Proxes R888R tyre and are equipped with ABS brakes and 3-way adjustable dampers. This makes for a responsive but forgiving driving experience that inspires confidence in the driver to push further and further towards the limit.

For this reason, the championship attracts both seasoned veterans and newcomers alike. In the past, the Fiesta class has helped to launch the careers of some of Scotland’s top racing drivers (notably triple British Touring Car Champion, Gordon Shedden, started his motor racing career in the Fiesta championship) and today the championship still offers drivers a great apprenticeship in race craft and car control.

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Steve Burns

Steve is our Discipline Representative for Race.

He began marshalling in 1994 at the age of 16, joining his local Committee in 1996 and has been working in Motorsport organisation since 1999. He is currently Competitions Director for the Scottish Motor Racing Club and Senior Clerk of the Course at Knockhill Racing Circuit. As a licenced Race & Speed Clerk of the Course and Steward, Steve regularly officiates both in the UK and Internationally as a Race Director and Steward. He is Chairman of the Association of British Motor Racing Clubs and a member of the Motorsport UK Clerks and Stewards Advisory Group. Steve has also competed in both race and stage rally disciplines and holds a Grade A ARDS & BARS Instructor licence in addition to being licenced by Motorsport UK as a Driver Coach and Safeguarding Officer.