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Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

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67   //    20 Oct 2017, 05:32 IST
Motor Sport - Official launch of the new Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire - 29/4/10 Ex Rally driver Paddy Hopkirk during the launch Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Scott Heavey
Motor Sport - Official launch of the new Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire - 29/4/10 Ex Rally driver Paddy Hopkirk during the launch Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Scott Heavey

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

The 84-year-old Northern Irishman takes over from former Formula One racer Derek Warwick, who decided not to stand for re-election.

The BRDC announced in July that it had activated a break clause in its contract to host the British Grand Prix, throwing the future of the country's race into doubt after 2019.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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