Rick Parfitt Junior - What have been your proudest moments of 2017

Rick Parfitt Junior - What have been your proudest moments of 2017

The very best times and worst of times – Rick Parfitt Junior looks back on 2017

What have been your proudest moments of 2017, personally and professionally?

Winning the British GT title, delivering Bentley their first ever domestic championship and becoming the first ever double British Gt champion, has to be the highlight. For me all of this was a dream come true so to have achieved what I previously considered to be impossible is incredible. 

Can you sum up the year for you in three words?

Sadness and Happiness. 

What was this year’s most memorable race and why?

For me it was Silverstone, we played a clever strategy and by the time the other teams caught on we were gone and we won by over a minute, which is unheard of! 

What’s the best gig you’ve performed at this year and why?

We have played so many great gigs this year and some incredible festivals but headlining the Silverstone F1 main stage has to be a highlight, it's amazing when both my worlds collide – it was glorious!

Where are you spending Christmas and what will you be doing?

This Christmas will be quiet and spent at home. Since my father’s passing on Christmas Eve last year, this time of year will be quite difficult for me so I will be spending it with the ones I love.

Describe your perfect Christmas Day.

Wake up. Eat. Snooze. Eat. Movie. Snooze. Eat. Movie. Bed! 

What’s on your Christmas list?

All I want is to be home with my family. Throughout the year, touring with the band and racing I'm virtually never home and so to be able to spend time at home with my wife and dog, Charlie is the best present ever!

Have you got any New Year’s resolutions?

I’d like to improve my fitness...let's see how that goes!!! 

What are your plans and hopes for 2018 on the track and with your band?

Racing-wise there will be a new challenge and I will have a new team mate so we will try to defend the title. Band wise I’m just going to keep rockin'!!!

What challenges have you overcome in 2017?

It has been tough, but dealing with the loss of my father and overcoming lots of flare ups related to my Crohns disease has made things worse. However, I always try to be positive and just get on with it! It's the only way, and 2018 will be awesome! 

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

There is so much to look forward to, rocking bigger audiences with the band and racing with the sought after 'number 1' on my race car – amazing! Here’s to 2018! 

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Posted 18 December 2017 by Ellie Priestley

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