Belcher makes a come­back to the cir­cuits af­ter quar­ter of a cen­tury

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Richard Belcher, once a fron­trun­ner in the Bri­tish Saloon Car Cham­pi­onship, has ended a quar­ter-cen­tury sab­bat­i­cal to race a Lo­tus Cortina this sea­son.

Belcher, 71, from Brack­ley near Sil­ver­stone was a lead­ing saloon car racer through the 1970s and 1980s and fin­ished sec­ond in class in the 1985 BSCC in a Ford Es­cort. He last raced in 1990 in a Vaux­hall As­tra GTE.

“Once you’ve raced you never lose the bug,” said Belcher who has ac­quired the ex-dan Cox Lo­tus Cortina. “I de­cided to come back.”

He is plan­ning a mix of HSCC and CSCC races this sea­son and will share the car with his old friend Dave Carvell in two-driver races. They have been friends since rac­ing to­gether in the 1980s and will race the Cortina at Spa in late June.

Belcher will race again

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