Par­a­lympic cham­pion But­ter­worth makes rac­ing de­but at An­gle­sey

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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

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