Damon Hill, the 1996 F1 champion turned pundit, will race for the first time since 1999 when he gets behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup car. The event, a DTM support race, will be at Brands Hatch on May 18-19.

Hill, who became champion driving the famous Rothmans-liveried, Renault-powered Williams, will be joined by a group of his junior racing rivals for the Scirocco race. They are Mark Blundell, Perry McCarthy, Martin Donnelly and Julian Bailey (the rat pack), along with David Brabham. McCarthy organised the race reunion to raise funds for Damon Hill’s Halow charity.

“Perry, Julian and I are coming out of retirement for this race, so we are sure to be pretty rusty. But it promises to be a great weekend for all friends and family to get together and a great way to draw attention to the aims and objectives of the charity. I am looking forward to it,” Hill said.

If Damon needs some tips on the VW, he’s welcome to call our Harvinder, who has recent track experience in the racing Scirocco :)