Jacques Villeneuve to race at Hell rallycross despite test crash
|By Hal Ridge||Thursday, June 12th 2014, 12:51 GMT|
Ex-Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve will contest round three of the World Rallycross Championship at Hell this weekend despite rolling his Peugeot 208 Supercar in testing in Sweden on Wednesday.
With the car too badly damage to repair before the Norwegian event, Albatec Racing team principal Andy Scott, who usually drives the squad's second entry, has stepped aside to allow the Canadian star to race his car this weekend.
1997 F1 champion Villeneuve failed to score a point at the opening world rallycross round in Portugal last month, and missed the AUTOSPORT World RX of Great Britain as he was competing at the Indianapolis 500, where he was 14th of the 26 finishers.
The Albatec Racing squad now faces a race against time to repair the damaged car before round four of the series at Kouvola in Finland in two weeks' time.