Deegan swaps Stock Hatch for Miglias
Reigning Stock Hatch champion Shayne Deegan will switch to the Mini Miglia Challenge this season.
Deegan has won the 750 Motor Club category for the last two years in a Citroen Saxo and will now race in Peter Baldwin’s multi-championship winning car.
“I raced the Mini last year at Snetterton and got on quite well, beating the driver who won the championship, Kane Astin,” said Deegan. “The plan is to give it a good go and challenge for the title and hopefully that would bring some opportunities for the future.”
Deegan said there are a few differences between the categories that he is aiming to quickly adapt to.
“The Stock Hatches run on road tyres while the Minis are on slick racing tyres so that will be a challenge to get used to,” he added. “It’s also 300kg lighter and more powerful.” ● The Miglias have banned four-way adjustable suspension dampers for this year to cut costs, with only two-way adjustable dampers now allowed. Mini Se7en commercial manager Colin Peacock said: “Four-way adjustable kits can get horrendously expensive and by going back to two-way kits we can keep the series accessible and reduce costs. It means we don’t go down that route of the championship being decided on technicalities of set-up.”