Ma­son back to Pug power on Track­rod

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Porsche driver Tim Ma­son will go back to his ral­ly­ing roots by en­ter­ing a Peu­geot 205 GTI on the Track­rod His­toric Cup.

His Porsche was sold af­ter last year’s Track­rod and a new 911 has been built up. How­ever, Ma­son is now un­sure about us­ing the car in the forests.

“Mar­ket forces have made the 911 into an in­cred­i­bly ex­pen­sive car to rally,” he said. “The fact that bodyshells and other parts are now un­ob­tain­able means I can­not rally the 911 un­til I have a spare shell.”

Ma­son said that the 205 came up as the best op­tion: “We’ve sourced a ba­sic ex-road rally car and have up­graded it, fit­ted some new Bil­steins and will use it on the Track­rod. It won’t set the world alight but if we see some po­ten­tial we will de­velop it into a full Group A car.”

Ma­son first ran a Peu­geot 205 Ral­lye on the 1993 Track­rod.

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