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At the public test day held at Castle Combe to-day (19th August) two new faces appeared with the WPR team. Denise Bracegirdle (wife of WPR racer Steve - pictured together right) was having her first test in one of the team's Van Diemen RF88s. Having only previously done a school day at the track, Denise really set to it and put in over 100 laps during the day with Steve not far behind. Team boss, Wayne Poole, commented that he couldn't recall using so much fuel during a test session! Denise hopes to complete her ARDS test shortly and then............. It was a successful test for the pair with Steve setting PBs in the low 1m 16s and Denise working her way down to a 1m 25.0s best. Also out was new driver Don Boyack in his ex Vincenzo Sospiri 1988 Festival winning Van Diemen RF88 (pictured left). This car was taken to Australia in 1989 when Don acquired the car towards the end of that year. Don raced the car for abnout eighteen months before shipping it back to the UK where it remained in storage until recently.Now refurbished with its Auriga engine freshened up Don is planning to take in a few races to see how it goes.