Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Swedish GT: Touring car legend Rickard Rydell joins JB Motorsport Audi

By Tarek Ramchani

A nice news coming from Sweden and the JB Motorsport. The Swedish Audi Sport customer racing team announced today that touring car ace Rickard Rydell will join the team for Swedish GT season finale.

Rickard Rydell is a true legend in touring car racing. He won the prestigious British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) back in 1998. He won also multiple races in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and the national STCC title in 2011.

Rydell is not a rookie in GT racing, he drove in the past the Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS and the Aston Martin Martin DBR9, both with Prodrive.

Rickard Rydell already tested the green dominant Audi R8 LMS Mantorp Park. He will share the car with team owner Jan Brunstedt in the season finale of Swedish GT at the same Mantorp Park.

JB Motorsport performed very well last time out at Spa-Francorchamps in the demanding BRCC series.

Photo credit: JB Motorsport