Rare Saxo back out on stages

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A one-of-a-kind Citroen Saxo will re­turn to ral­ly­ing next month in the hands of Andy Gwynne.

The Glouces­ter driver built the car to S2000-spec, but a loose stone snapped the al­ter­na­tor belt at its last out­ing in the Brawdy Stages last year and since then the car has un­der­gone a re­build.

“It’s self-built, mainly as the prob­lem with works stuff is that if you need parts you can’t get hold of them or they’re too ex­pen­sive,” he said.

The car has had a full en­gine re­build and Gwynne has been ex­per­i­ment­ing with a flat-shift sys­tem.

“I just need to get back in the seat now as it’s some car to drive, its got 220bhp,” he added. “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting back out in it as we have so much else go­ing on I don’t get to spend as much time on it as I would like.”

Gwynne – along with Holly Robin­son – runs and builds the Gwynnespeed C2 Chal­lenge cars and op­er­ates the Glouces­ter Rally School near Cirences­ter.

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