Experienced sports car racer Richard Sykes will make his historic racing debut this season at the wheel of a newly-acquired Ford Mustang.
Yorkshireman Sykes has bought the ex-Nigel Vaulkhard 1965 Ford Mustang and the car will be run by HHC Motorsport for whom Sykes drove in last year’s Ginetta Challenge. It will mark his debut in historic racing as well as the first time he has driven anything like the rear-wheel drive, V8 Mustang. Sykes plans to tackle the Masters Pre-66 Touring Car championship, co-driving with HHC Motorsport team principal Charlie Kemp.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” says Richard. “It is something very different for me but I thnk we will be competitive this season. The car is good and HHC will run it well so we are aiming for wins.”
Charlie Kemp said: “Richard has improved greatly in the last few seasons, racing in Ginettas and also in Porsche Boxsters. It is a new departure for him but he should be up to speed very quickly.”
The Masters Pre-66 Touring Car season begins at Oulton Park, Cheshire on March 17th.