Coney to run new Corsa in rallycross
Rallycross driver Paul Coney will debut a brand new Super1600 Vauxhall Corsa D in the British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill this weekend.
Coney previously raced a Vauxhall Nova in the popular Nova Challenge in the 1990s, and more recently in the Supernational category. He has been planning the new car for over three years. It has been built to comply with FIA European Rallycross regulations.
“Harry Hockly Motorsport has built the car and it used the engine from the Nova,” explained Coney. “We’re running Proflex shocks and a Sadev sequential gearbox. We’ve not finished all the engine work we want to do yet but this has been going on for three years.”
The Englishman plans to contest the rest of the British series and could also venture across the Channel: “It will be fine on the Tarmac, but like all cars it will be a bit of a balancing act to work on the loose.”