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Will Hoy Memorial Service

29/1/2003

The life of former British Touring Car champion Will Hoy will be remembered at a special service in London on Wednesday March 26.

Will, one of British motorsport's most respected characters, died shortly before Christmas aged 50 after suffering a brain tumour.

Not only did Will win the 1991 British touring car title, but he remained one of the championship's biggest names as its popularity boomed in the mid-1990s.

Although he did not take up racing until the relatively late age of 32, he quickly became an accomplished sportscar driver, dominating the Clubmans scene in Britain before going on to finish fourth in the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours event.

His BTCC title was won in a BMW for Vic Lee Racing and the following year, 1992, he came close to defending his crown for Andy Rouse's Toyota team.

Last year, Will was instrumental in helping to returning Honda to the winner's circle in British touring cars as he acted as driver Andy Priaulx's engineer, while also providing commentary on ITV's race highlights programme.

The service in memory of Will Hoy will be held at midday in St Luke's church, Sydney Street, with friends, fans and acquaintances all welcome.

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