Racing may run in the family for one Aberdeen petrol head, but he admits he still had to pinch himself after claiming victory at Silverstone this weekend despite a rollercoaster of a meeting.

On Saturday, Nathan Kinch won his Group C race at the Silverstone Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

This year’s event saw more than 100,000 motorsport enthusiasts descend on the home of British racing, with more than 10,000 cars on display across the weekend, as well as fairground rides and attractions on offer to thrill the whole family.

And for Kinch, who was driving a Lola T92/10, the experience of crossing the line at Silverstone gave him a buzz like no other.

“Earlier this weekend, I was competing in the International Trophy for Classic GT Cars Pre-66, racing our Jaguar E-Type,” he said.

“Unfortunately we had a bit of a brake issue and had to retire the car halfway through the race, so I jumped straight from that into the Group C race.

“It was quite a shock going from one car to the next, but thankfully we put it in pole the night before, and we were able to control the race from the start and build up a good lead in the first few laps and control the race until the end, and I’m absolutely delighted.

“I used to race modern cars ten years ago, but I’m heavily involved in the restoration of cars now so racing is just an aside for me.

“This car has actually just come out of a two-year rebuild, so we only raced it for the first time six weeks ago. This is our second event with the car, and it seems to be going well so far.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have won - it’s always nice to get some silverware, and although there wasn’t a huge amount of cars on the grid, there were some really good racers in the field.”

The Silverstone Classic was a family affair for Kinch this weekend, with his father also competing in different races at the event.

And the 34-year-old admits that while they have experienced their fair share of ups and downs at the event over the years, it still provides a fantastic opportunity for them to test out their motors on one of Europe’s finest tracks.

“For us, the Silverstone Classic is the highlight of the year,” he said. “I think it is such a huge event and it’s just getting better every year.

“We’re fortunate that my father also races in junior single seaters, so it’s great for us that we can bring along all our cars, and it’s a great place to meet new people and the circuit is just fantastic – I love it.

“I think my first Silverstone Classic was about 2002, we had a few years off and then started coming again in 2010.

“We didn’t race last year because unfortunately we had a problem with the car. It’s been quite a while since we last won because we’ve had some pretty bad luck – we’ve had more bad luck than good luck so hopefully this is the start of good things!”

Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival and provides flat out family fun. The weekend event features over 1,000 race entries and 10,000 classic cars on display, drawing in 100,000 classic motorsport enthusiasts and their families. Visit or @SilverClassic for more information.