WEAVER TO STEP UP TO SUPERCAR CLASS
British touring car team boss to tackle British Rallycross top flight
Power Maxed British Touring Car Championship team owner Adam Weaver will contest the British Rallycross Championship this season in a Ford Fiesta Supercar.
Weaver made selected appearances in the single-make Swift Sport category last season and has bought a Mk6 version of the Fiesta from Polish racer, Martin Wicik for the 2016 season.
“I love acceleration and I just really wanted to have a go in a Supercar,” said Weaver. “With British Rallycross being generally single-day stuff, we arrive on a Saturday night and race on a Sunday. I would struggle to find the time if we had to arrive at the track on a Wednesday night. Rallycross has a large audience and Supercar is obviously the main event. I’m not expecting to be anything special out of the blocks, but I want to have fun.”
Weaver plans to contest a full campaign, but may miss the Belgian round of the series in July. His own team will run the car.
“There are no clashes with anything else,” he added. “I may give the Belgian round a miss, as I certainly won’t be challenging for any championships. The guys are stripping and rebuilding the car at the moment, making it as good as we possibly can without building it ourselves. The Fiesta’s got 595bhp and 825Nm of torque, so it’s reasonably pokey. It’s a reasonable spec with all the right bits.”
Despite not considering himself as a title contender, Weaver says he won’t be fazed by racing at the highest level in British rallycross.
“It’s a big step, but ultimately it’s still only got four wheels and the pedals are the same,” he said.