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The son of Rod, Peter made his debut towards the end of 1982, and by 1986 he was World Champion, aged just 20. That was just the beginning; the next decade saw Peter Falding rise to the very top, as well as earning a reputation of being one of the hardest drivers to ever get into an F1 stock car.

Controlled aggression and raw driving talent, coupled with an ability to engineer increasingly technical cars, all contributed towards Peter becoming one of the sports all-time greatest drivers.

Equally at home on shale or tarmac, Peter is one of only six British drivers to have gone to Holland and won the biggest prize on offer. The 33 car won back to back World Long Track titles in 1988 and 1989, and won it again in 1992. The other Brits being Andy Stott, John Lund, Frankie Wainman Junior, Gary Castell, and Tom Harris.

A second World title came in 1993 after a near annihilation of the opposition, along with the National Points and European titles the same year. The British title came in 1996, and having won pretty much everything on offer in F1 and perhaps in search of a fresh challenge, Peter moved to the new Eurocar circuit racing series.

The non-contact racing had an effect, and when Peter made a full time return to F1 after Eurocar fizzled out, the hard and ruthless driver had now become cool, calculating, and tactical. This was most noticeable in the 2003 and 2004 World Finals; both races were anything but straightforward affairs, and while everyone else seemed to be losing their heads, Peter Falding kept his and won both.

Another entry into the sport’s history book came in 2008 when he became one of only a very small number of drivers to be honoured with a testimonial meeting. The venue was Coventry, the scene of all four of his World titles, plus his British title and 9 of his career total 99 finals.

Peter retired from racing in 2009, but is now very much one of the main driving forces behind Dan Johnson’s racing.

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