Three Metro Tur­bos to be re­united in His­toric Tour­ing Car Chal­lenge

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

For the first time in more than 30 years, three MG Metro Tur­bos will race to­gether in the His­toric Tour­ing Car Chal­lenge at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic.

Pa­trick Watts, part of the works Austin Rover team in pe­riod, has found and re­stored the three cars and is hope­ful of find­ing the re­main­ing two of the five orig­i­nally built.

Watts will share with Nick Swift, while Mal­colm Har­ri­son and Paul Taft will share the sec­ond Com­put­er­vi­sion car, re­cently found in Greece by Watts. The third car, back from Ger­many, will be driven by Till Bech­tol­sheimer, whose grand­fa­ther’s com­pany spon­sored the car for Ar­min Hahne in the 1984 Ger­man Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship.

“There is one car we are hop­ing to re­trieve from the USA where it ran in the IMSA se­ries. The last one is in the UK, and I am close to find­ing it,” said Watts.

Met­ros will make a re­turn

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