Webb lights up Alderley Edge

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Webb lights up Alderley Edge


Following his final competitive outing of 2011 under the bright lights of Las Vegas, local racing driver Oliver Webb has returned to the North of England to switch on the Christmas lights in Alderley Edge.

Dressed in his full race suit and crash helmet, Webb arrived at the event in an example of the Shelby GT500, nicknamed ‘Eleanor’, made famous by the film ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’

In front of a large crowd of residents from the surrounding areas, the BRDC Superstar was joined on stage by glamorous assistants in the form of the Cheshire Cat Events’ ‘lolly dollies’ before being counted down to push the plunger and officially start the festive celebrations with a bang, as the town was lit up by a fantastic fireworks display.

Commenting on the evening’s activities, MSA Elite driver Webb explained: ‘I am very proud of my Northern roots, so it was a great honour to be invited to switch on the Christmas lights here in Alderley Edge.  After a busy season racing in both Europe and in the US, it is fantastic to be back in Cheshire and to be asked to be a part of these activities which I used to attend when I was younger.’

Webb has also been asked to open the Christmas market in his home town of Knutsford on Friday 2 December, where he will be joined by the town’s mayor.

Following an impressive rookie year in the World Series by Renault championship, as well as several strong outings in the Firestone Indy Lights series, Webb is currently in the process of finalising his plans for 2012, while firmly focusing on maintaining his levels of fitness throughout the winter break with a rigorous training programme.

In addition to this, Webb has an extensive media schedule and will also continue his involvement with British sportscar maker BAC at Silverstone, with driver training and media events in the both the Mono and the GRP simulator.

Visit http://www.oliwebbracing.com/ for more information on Oliver Webb, or follow him on twitter, www.twitter.com/oliverjameswebb.

For additional information on the development work Oli has been involved with on the BAC Mono, visit www.bac-mono.com.