Sports Listings: This Weekend / Motor Racing: British Truck Championships, Pembrey

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The Independent Online
Wales stages its first truck race this weekend when Pembrey Circuit, near Llanelli, hosts the finals of the British Truck Racing Association Championship. In the monster Class C, with engine capacity up to 18.5 litres, Steve Parrish is primed to add the British Championship to the European title he won in Spain two weeks ago. His BP / Atkins Mercedes-Benz produces more than 1,700 horsepower from its 18-litre V10 turbo-charged diesel engine, more than twice the output from a Formula One unit, though Parrish's truck, at six tonnes, is somewhat heavier, and is the most powerful machine to compete at Pembrey. Lighter opposition, though, should have a handling advantage at the demanding South Wales circuit.

How to get there: Pembrey Circuit, Llanelli, Dyfed, is 10 miles west of junction 48, M4. Practice tomorrow begins at 10.15am, with the first race at 2.15pm; pounds 5 adults, children 15 and under free. On Sunday, practice starts at 9am, with a full-day's racing from 9.45am; pounds 8 and free (Tel: 0554-891042).

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