Rush­worth pre­par­ing In­te­gra for Hot Hatch

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

MG Metro Cup cham­pion Ben Rush­worth will run a Honda In­te­gra Type R in the 750 Motor Club’s Hot Hatch se­ries this year, af­ter aban­don­ing plans to cam­paign his Metro.

Rush­worth planned to race an up­dated ver­sion of his ti­tle-win­ning car in 2017 af­ter an­nounc­ing he would switch to Hot Hatch, but has ac­quired an In­te­gra DC2 Type R that he is now build­ing ahead of the new sea­son.

“I was go­ing to en­ter the Metro, put a big­ger en­gine in but I’d have to do a cou­ple of things like put big­ger wheels on and get it up to speed with things like a new gear­box,” he said. “I knew a cou­ple of peo­ple, in­clud­ing a guy who had an In­te­gra Type R for sale.

“It’s low, it’s got a great shape for drag and has a good wheel­base – but I’m prob­a­bly do­ing just as much work as I would have done on the Metro.”

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