Tin-top racer re­turns in Cle­land Vaux­hall

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

James Han­son has re­turned to Su­per Tour­ing, 15 years af­ter he raced a Volvo in the Euro­pean Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship.

Han­son, now an es­tab­lished racer in the his­toric arena, joined the Su­per Tour­ing Tro­phy grid at Don­ing­ton Park in an ex-john Cle­land/james Thomp­son Vaux­hall Vec­tra.

“It was orig­i­nally built by Ray Mal­lock Ltd and it later went out of the UK,” said Han­son who trades in his­toric race cars through his Speed­mas­ters op­er­a­tion. “It came back from Scan­di­navia and Anthony Reid drove it in the demon­stra­tions at the Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing in March.”

Af­ter a promis­ing kart­ing and sin­gle-seater ca­reer, Han­son raced in the ETCC in 2001 and 2002: “I raced in a slightly later pe­riod to this car and it’s just a bit of fun now. I’ll do the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic races as well.”

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