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Robb Gravett Reportedly Eyeing BTCC Return

It has today emerged that Robb Gravett is working towards a possible return to the BTCC, according to an Autosport article.

The 57-year-old would become the eighth former champion to join the 2014 grid if a deal is secured, having won the series in 1990. He last competed in the series in 1998, driving an independently run Honda Accord. Gravett currently runs driver training company Ultimate Car Control Ltd.

With the return of former champions as well as the implementation of a full NGTC specification grid, Gravett has admitted the championship is the place to be.

“Nothing is confirmed, but I have been courted and I’m considering it,” Gravett said.

“My only stipulation was that I don’t want to just be running around and making up the numbers, but it’s with a frontrunning team.

He said a the deal had a “strong possibility” of going through.

“I don’t think I’ll have problems either; I haven’t let my fitness slip, and I drive every day as part of my work [with driver training company Ultimate Car Control]. We work with drivers all the time, so I know where I stand.”

Gravett is reportedly hoping to have made a decision on his plans by next week. Whether that will coincide with Tuesday’s Media Day remains to be seen.

“I went down to Brands Hatch a few weeks ago and spoke to some people with no real agenda, but by the time I left there was one.”

It is unclear where Gravett would find a seat. While officially there are two unfilled slots on the 2014 grid, one of those has reportedly been held back. Motorbase Performance is the only team which officially has a spare seat available, although another team could emerge to take the other, final grid slot.

Article originally written on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.