Coney to run new Corsa in ral­ly­cross

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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.”

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