Just received the following press release about Ian Forrest (seems this website thing's pretty handy, if it means I get press releases sent to me ):
------------ IAN FORREST will be back to do a full season at Knockhill Racing Circuit in XR2's for the first time in 3 years. Ian has won 30 championships since 1973 - but not in the new millenium....yet. He will also be presenting the Scottish XR2 Championship for his latest series on Discovery Channel, with live commentaries during the races. The former BTCC privateer champion is building a new car which he hopes will be ready for the first round in April. -------------
I think it was further back than that. As I remember it Ian made an, erm, ambitious move up the inside (at the hairpin I think) and ended up in the side of someone else car.... Later he was accused of coming out of nowhere like an exocet missile. Next race Ian turns up with a new number plate: "EXOCET"
I think I remember that one. Definitely remember seeing at least one XR2 door squished so much it was formed around the door bar/rollcage... It wasn't that long since door bars were considered non-essential....