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Saturday 18 November 2017

Dwyer bidding to emulate legend Senna

Peter Dwyer has been competing in motorsport for over 30 years. Photo: Michael Chester
Peter Dwyer has been competing in motorsport for over 30 years. Photo: Michael Chester

With six wins from seven races at the wheel of his Premier Machine Tools Lola-Nissan, Peter Dwyer has been crowned 2017 BOSS Ireland Champion.

Such was his dominance of the series, he even managed a thrilling win at Mondello Park despite starting from the pitlane having had issues in qualifying.

From Eniscorthy in Co Wexford, Peter has been competing in motorsport for over 30 years - initially hillclimbing and moving to the BOSS (Big Open Single Seater - Ireland's fastest racing class) series back in 2008.

The championship win was achieved at the wheel of a Lola T96 powered by a Nissan AER World Series engine, which produces approximately 380bhp.

This weekend, with the championship put to bed, Dwyer can concentrate on the famous Leinster Trophy race, where he will face a horde of visiting UK F3 Cup cars as well as his usual BOSS Ireland Competition.

Should he manage to overcome the more modern and nimble F3 machines, Dwyer will join names such as Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen.

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