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British Touring Car Championship: Kane teams up with ‘The Stig’

By Sammy Hamill

Steven Kane will need to be in Top Gear for the final round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch on Sunday week.

Kane, from Comber, will have a new team-mate in Ben Collins who was recently unmasked as ‘The Stig’, the mysterious test driver in the BBC motoring series.

Collins is joining Kane and Mat Jackson in the Motorbase BMW team for the season finale in which Kane will be challenging Ford’s Tom Onslow-Cole for the Independents’ Trophy.

Meanwhile, it is being seen as the crowning moment; the homecoming of Sebastien Loeb for what will surely be the event which cements his incredible seventh World rally title in a row.

Whether by accident or design the French authorities elected to switch their round of the 2010 WRC from its traditional Corsican base to the Alsace region of northern France.

It is where the incomparable Loeb grew up and this weekend he returns intent on securing the victory – a record 60th - in front of his home supporters that will ensure his place in rally history.

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