Clas­sic Saab squadron to en­ter the R.A.C. Rally

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The Saab His­toric Rally Team will have its big­gest en­try to date when at least six cars en­ter the Roger Al­bert Clark Rally in Novem­ber.

Formed in 2010 to mark the end of Saab pro­duc­tion, the con­firmed lineup will be 96s for Nick Pin­kett, Colin Hope and Steve Hig­gins, 99s for Jim Valen­tine and Gavin Chisholm and the 900 of Magic Mc­com­bie.

“I’ve been bowled over by the re­sponse,” said Valen­tine. “I was not ex­pect­ing so many en­tries so quickly. It’s a big ad­ven­ture.”

But there may be more than six Saabs start­ing the event in Novem­ber as Valen­tine has an­other four pos­si­ble team mem­bers, in­clud­ing cars from Europe.

The team shares ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties on the event and has its own awards, in­clud­ing the bon­net of a two-stroke Saab 96 mounted on a plinth for the best per­for­mance on the rally.

Valen­tine heads Saab run­ners

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