Volvo 240 Turbo Group-A /Sportpromotion.
Present Owner: Tony Mårtensson,
Builder: Sportpromotion, Halmstad,
Build year: 1984.
Chassis no#: JR003.
Car status: Stands race ready.
 
1985-first appearance.

(photo from Greger Petersson)
 
Present appearance.

(photo from Racefoto)


Background


After 1984 when Greger Petersson no longer was involved with Volvo, as team manager, he had bought a complete Group-A car from Volvo at a very good price. The car was built from scratch back in Halmstad in Peterssons workshop at his company Sportpromotion 1984, the car was tested at Hockenheim Germany, and later in 1985 he ran the car in the European Championship for example back here in Sweden at the Andertorp course.

Later in 1985 the car was rented by an Australian team, Erle McRae Racing, the team raced at Donington but the race ended in flames literally as the car caught fire and there the race ended for the team. In 1986 Petersson sold the car to a Danish, Peter Werner Hansen, the deal took place in the depot after a race, the Danish bought the car right there. Now Werner himself ran the car in the years 1986, -87 and -88 i the Danish Championship, the plans were also to run the car in the European Champioship and the World Championship but as the story tells this never took place.

Later in after 1988 the car was rebuilt to run as a tarmac/rally car. The car was run in tarmac rallys in Denmark by a later owner, Jan Nørgaard (Nörgaard) Jensen untill the early 90's and later on a Swede Tony Mårtensson (Martensson) bought the car and the car is to this very day a rallycar.


Text and research by Björn Ohlson©, www.240grupp-A.se® 

Race Calendar

If there are any races missing the reason can be either that the car was not in it or there are no data available. * marks the last race of the season, one timer races is left unmarked.
 
Date Track Driver Chmapionship
840804 Hockenheim,

 

Greger Petersson
 
German Touring Championship in Group-A (DTM)
 
840929 Kinnekulle,
Greger Petersson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
 
850512 Donington,

 

Charlie O´Brien (in photo)
Graham Baker
 
European Touring Championship in Group-A
 
850512 Anderstorp,

Greger Petersson (in photo)
Bertil Engström
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A /Nordic Touring Championship in Group-A
850707 Falkenberg,
Greger Petersson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
850804 Hyllinge,

 

Greger Petersson (in photo)
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
850901* Karlskoga,
Greger Petersson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
860518 Anderstorp,
Greger Petersson
S. Svensson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
860601 Hyllinge,
Greger Petersson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
870612 Anderstorp,
Greger Petersson
 
Swedish Touring Championship in Group-A
870822 Jyllandring,

 
 
Peter Werner Hansen (in photo)
 
Nordic Touring Championship in Group-A
95? ?

 

Jan Nørgaard Jensen (in photo)
 
Rally?
96? ?

Tony Mårtensson (in photo)
 
Rally?