HistoryOriginally a spare car for the 1995 Campionato Italiano Superturismo, it was raced at Varano by Tamara Vidali and at the season finale at Vallelunga by Emanuele Pirro. It's believed the car may also have been used by Philippe Adams for a one-off appearance in the Spa-Francorchamps Belgian Procar round in August 1995.
Sold to Brad Jones Racing in 1996 and used by Jones in the pre-season Australian Grand Prix support and Gold Coast Indycar support races, sustaining extensive damage at the Gold Coast race when Jones crashed into a concrete wall.Eventually repaired and driven by Greg Murphy in the Australian Super Touring Championship. With Murphy already committed to the Bathurst 1000, the team drafted in Tamara Vidali to race the car in the support race.
The car was used for pre-season testing in 1997, and raced by ex-F1 champion Alan Jones in the Australian Grand Prix support race. For the remainder of the year, the car was used by the team for testing and promotional rides.
Later the car was sold to a European based team. Where the car was used during this period is not currently known but it's understood it spent a time in Finland.
At some point the car was acquired by Kyle Chura who sold the car in Nov 2002 and in early 2003 was brought by California based ex-NATCC team Neuspeed, who completely rebuilt the car and fitted it with a turbo-charged engine.
In 2004/5 the car was run in the Dutch Supercars Challenge Steve Hirst and Ric Wood.
At the end of 2006 the car was sold to Doug Maloney and shipped to Barbados. Since 2007 Maloney has regularly competed in the Barbados Auto Racing League and the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship, whilst the car has steadily been more modified. During 2011 the car acquired wider wheel-arches and extra boot-mounted radiators.