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News 2012: Smith to light up home city streets

June 1st

Aron Smith

Following the BTCC's early summer break, Aron Smith will be getting back behind the wheel a little earlier than his Redstone Racing team-mates as the talented young racer will be demonstrating his Ford Focus ST on the streets of Dublin this Sunday (3rd June).

The reigning Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year is taking part in Bavaria Street Racing, a celebration of motorsport featuring cars and stars from many types of four and two-wheel racing.

Aron will be hitting the streets of his hometown alongside household names including F1's Jenson Button and World Superbike star Eugene Laverty, after being asked to participate by Motorsport Ireland.

This is the first time Bavaria Street Racing has been held outside Rotterdam in the Netherlands since it was first launched in 2006, and it's a special occasion for Smith as he hasn't raced in his home country for several years.

"I've never raced a car in Ireland, in fact I haven't competed over here since karting, so it's really nice to be involved in an event at home," said Aron. "It's going to be very weird seeing my car over in Ireland!

"I'm really looking forward to being part of Bavaria Street Racing, it's nice to be on the bill with many big motorsport names and to be representing Redstone Racing in front of my home fans.

"I've only just finished my university exams so it'll be a good, fun way to get back into the racing frame of mind before Oulton Park. I'm treating it as a very gentle warm-up!"

More than 100,000 spectators are expected to line the streets for the high octane motorsport demonstrations, while music, fashion and parties will add to the celebratory atmosphere in the heart of Ireland's capital city.