A recently completed project for SVG Motor Sport is this Sierra XR4 4×4 Cosworth. This one was built to compete in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club (CTCRC).
The car is a very good base for a clubmans race car. With its four-wheel drive and Cosworth power, it should be a competitive package without too much modification.
It was brought to SVG as a car already prepared for racing but it became apparent very quickly that there was one issue that needed fixing straight away. The rollcage was not only poorly constructed it used the wrong tubing. Rollcages must be built from seamless tubes. This one not only had seams some of the joints were only partially welded.
Craig Rainer, our rollcage builder, commented:
It would be like having an accident in a car full of javlins! If the seams didn’t break apart the welds certainly would and all this metal would be floating around in the car.
So the first job was to cut out the old cage and build a new one. The next stage was to bring the rest of the car up to current regulations with new racing seat, harnesses and fire extinguisher.
The car is now ready to race in 2017, watch this space as we will bring you updates as it hits the track with the CTCRC.