Richard Budge

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

His­toric racer and spon­sor Richard Budge lost his bat­tle with can­cer last week at the age of 69.

Budge, boss of the RJB Min­ing busi­ness, spon­sored the HSCC’S Group 6 Sports Car Cham­pi­onship through the 1990s and his fi­nan­cial back­ing helped the club through a dif­fi­cult pe­riod.

He was an ac­com­plished racer with a pas­sion for Chevrons and raced with great suc­cess in B8s and B19s. In 1983 he won the Oul­ton Park Gold Cup, shar­ing his Chevron with Vin Malkie in the Thun­der­sports race.

Later he en­tered his Chevron B31/36 for Mike Wilds and en­joyed see­ing the car win the RJB Min­ing Cham­pi­onship three times through the 1990s.

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