Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 19-year-old from Donabate has been racing in Asia for the past four years, making a name for himself in the Japanese Formula 3 Series. He also became the first driver to drive a Formula 1 car in Taiwan when he drove the KCMG two-seater F1 car at the Penbay International Circuity in 2011, a car which he regularly tests and demonstrates at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
This year, Thompson is fighting for the Japanese Formula 3 title with KCMG, and is also the reserve driver for the KCMG Formula Nippon team. Bavaria City Racing will be the first time since his karting days that Gary gets behind the wheel of a racing car on home soil.
Thompson joins some of the biggest names in world motorsport at the Bavaria City Racing Dublin event including Jenson Button (pictured above) and his Vodafone McLaren F1 team, Eugene Laverty and the Aprilia SuperBike team as well as a host of others.
The city track starts at the Convention Centre in Dublin, continues along Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicane's at D'Olier Street, zips past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching the chequered flag on O'Connell Street.