He first started racing in 1971, and went on to win 26 national saloon and sports car titles in his native Scotland. In 1989 he first entered the British Touring Car Championship. Forrest competed in four consecutive seasons in the BTCC, each time with a privately entered BMW M3, prepared by Prodrive. His 1991 effort saw him win the Privateer award and the £10,000 prize.
He is a qualified Clerk Of The Course for motorcycle racing.
He was awarded the Jackie Stewart Medal in 2006 and The Jim Clark Trophy in 2010 for lifetime services to Scottish Motorsports.
Ian has also been seen regularly on Mark Evans' TV "Is Born" Series for Discovery Channel; "A Car Is Born,", "A Car Is Reborn" and "A Racing Car Is Born"
- http://www.btcc.net/html/history_standings.php?season_id=32 Official 1989 BTCC standings
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