Dee­gan swaps Stock Hatch for Miglias

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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.”

Dee­gan in Mini switch

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