Rydell Super Touring Volvo set to compete again
Jason Minshaw will become the first driver to race a Volvo S40 in the Super Touring Trophy when he debuts the ex-rickard Rydell car in the opening races of the season at the Donington Historic Festival.
Minshaw ran the car in public for the first time in the demonstration sessions at Goodwood last weekend and believes it will be a competitive proposition. A major effort had the car ready in time for its first on-track run at the weekend.
“It was Rydell’s car in the 1998 BTCC and then went to Sweden,” said Minshaw. “I picked it up in Norway about 18 months ago and it hadn’t done anything for about seven years.”
Delays in the supply of engine parts prevented Minshaw from racing the car last season, but it is now ready to race in the UK again for the first time since 1998.