Make
Volvo
Model
Volvo S40
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
R8-002
Built By
TWR
Date Built
1998
Current Status
MUSEUM
History
Built for the 1998 British Touring Car Championship, where it was driven by Gianni Morbidelli.

At the end of the season, the car was shipped to Australia where it won the Bathurst 1000 in the hands of Rickard Rydell and Jim Richards.

Remaining in Australia for 1999 it was used by Richards in the Australian Super Touring Championship and by Richards and Cameron McLean in the Bathurst 500

The car was returned to Sweden and restored by SportsPromotion

In 2002 the car was returned to Volvo and presented to Rickard Rydell. Since then it has remained in the Bilsports Museum in Karlskrona.
Pictures
Jim Richards Elmia Performance & Custom Motor Show 2015 Jim Richards Richards / McLean @ Bathurst, 1999 Richards / Rydell @ Bathurst, 1998 Jim Richard / Rickard Rydell
Race History
Volvo
#40 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo S40 Racing
AustraliaJim Richards
SwedenRickard Rydell
Volvo
#14 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo S40 Racing
ItalyGianni Morbidelli
Volvo
#3 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo Dealer Racing Australia
AustraliaJim Richards
Volvo
#3 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo Dealer Racing
AustraliaCameron McLean
AustraliaJim Richards
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1998 Bathurst 1000
04 Oct 1998 AustraliaMount Panorama Richards / Rydell #40 Volvo S40 1
1999 Australian Super Touring Championship
18 Apr 1999 AustraliaLakeside (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Apr 1999 AustraliaLakeside (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 3
02 May 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
02 May 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
30 May 1999 AustraliaMallala (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
30 May 1999 AustraliaMallala (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 DNF
20 Jun 1999 AustraliaWinton (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
18 Jul 1999 AustraliaOran Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 DNS
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
01 Aug 1999 AustraliaQueensland Raceway (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 2
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
15 Aug 1999 AustraliaOran Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (1) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (2) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
29 Aug 1999 AustraliaCalder Park (3) Jim Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
1999 Bathurst 500
02 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (1) McLean / Richards #3 Volvo S40 1
03 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (2) McLean / Richards #3 Volvo S40 2