Ry­dell Su­per Tour­ing Volvo set to com­pete again

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

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.

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