Malcolm Wise gets off to flying start in another busy year of motor racing

Malcolm Wise of Green Belt Motor Club in his Ford Escort Cosworth.

Chairman of the Green Belt Motor Club Malcolm Wise in his Ford Escort Cosworth. - Credit: DPM YOUNG

Malcolm Wise has begun another season of motor racing in fine style.

The chairman of the Potters Bar-based Green Belt Motor Club came second in the first two races of the 2021 Modified Ford Series, in his Ford Escort Cosworth.

This series for 10-year old Ford saloon cars kicked off with a pair of 15-minute races at the one mile long Lydden Hill track in Kent, which is the shortest road racing circuit in the United Kingdom.

In his white and yellow Chandu Tailor & Son-sponsored car, which has a turbocharged engine that kicks out over 550 horsepower, Wise managed to notch up two finishes in second place in both of these fiercely-contested races.

In both events he was only headed, by a couple of seconds, by arch rival Rod Birley who drives a similar Ford Escort that has been built to World Rally Championship specifications.

Apart from being a super-fast racing driver Wise does most of his own car preparation including putting together its ultra-powerful 2000cc turbocharged engine.

For more information about the Green Belt Motor Club go to www.gbmc.org.uk