SIB Sport

On the spot - Simon Blanckley - the profile!

Tuesday 17th July 2007


Name: Simon Blanckley

Position in team: Owner/driver

Year of birth: 1967

Place of birth: Durham       

Lives: Newcastle

Marital status: Single

Team responsibilities: “Driving the car.  And funding it!”

Full time job: Financial Advisor

Best factor about being part of sibsport: “The lads – they are all great guys.”

Best memory of the season so far: “It has to be the point we gained at Rockingham.”


Favourite all-time motorsport personality and why: “My Uncle John, because he did it all in the 70’s and he is very modest.”

Favourite all-time BTCC personality: “Phil Bennett!”

Who will win this years BTCC championship: “Simon Blanckley or Jim Pocklington!”

Preferred UK track and why: “Croft, because there’s a good chippie round the corner.”


Outside interests: “I can’t afford any!  In honesty I love Panis Café in Newcastle and motorbikes – the Suzuki GSXR 1000.”

Favourite food: Italian

Favourite musical artist/band: Jamiroquai

Current car: “Range Rover and Transit Diesel!  I had a Porsche 997 but had to sell it to afford to pay for the engine we blew at Rockingham!”

Favourite car and why: “My Honda Accord Super Tourer, its awesome.”

Favourite holiday destination:  “The back of the race truck when it’s leaking!”