Paralympic champion Butterworth makes racing debut at Anglesey
Paralympic gold medal-winning cyclist Jon-allan Butterworth made his car racing debut at Anglesey’s Race of Remembrance last weekend sharing a VW Golf with fellow Olympian Sir Chris Hoy.
KPM made a specially converted race car with hand controls to enable Butterworth to race the car he also shared with Tom Onslow-cole, Jade Edwards and Paul White. The quintet led initially with Edwards at the wheel, before ABS and other maladies delayed them and they finally finished 19th.
“I only did my ARDS test three days before the race, then did a few testing laps in our VW Golf which blew the turbo, so we had to change to a different car,” said Butterworth.
“My first racing laps were in the dark too, but I have always been a motorsport fan and once Rio was out of the way I had time to think about it. I would like to do more and if I succeed maybe British GT could be a target.”
Butterworth made car racing debut in Race of Remembrance