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John Bartlett (born 19th January 1955 is best known as a former WSCC racing driver and team owner in the 1980s. He first started racing in 1979 and raced sports prototype cars throughout most of his career, including Lola, Chevron, Bardon, Tiga, Spice and Porsche in a career spanning some fourteen years. He also had a brief foray into the IMSA GT Championship in the US and touring cars in the UK (winning the Snetterton Willhire 24 Hours) in 1991 driving the Sky TV Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. In his final season in 1993 Bartlett raced the Lola T89 Buick Indy car for the Star Union Team.
Chequered Justice, published by Book Guild, was his first novel, a legal thriller that alternates between the race track and the British justice system. Dark Horse is a prequel to Chequered Justice. He says he was moved to write something about what he considers is becoming an ever more 'political justice system' in which truth is no longer important. Chequered Justice explores the reality of this brave new world and the view of the majority, that justice and law enforcement is incorruptible.