Cave joins Brc-bound Spencer Sport in an M-sport Ford Fi­esta R5

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Tom Cave and Spencer Sport will join forces for the 2016 BRC.

Cave an­nounced his in­ten­tions to com­pete in the cham­pi­onship last week with James Mor­gan co-driv­ing a Ford Fi­esta R5 Evo.

Now Mo­tor­sport News has learned that Cave will be run by the Char­lie Jukes-man­aged out­fit in the Fi­esta, an up­graded ver­sion of the car Cave has cam­paigned on Rally GB on two oc­ca­sions.

Cave be­lieves scor­ing the Fi­esta Evo – along with Spencer Sport’s back­ing – is a cham­pi­onship-con­tend­ing pack­age for BRC 1.

“We can def­i­nitely go out and be com­pet­i­tive this year,” said Cave. “Mid Wales is go­ing to be dif­fi­cult as Elfyn knows the stages very well.

“I won’t make Elfyn’s life easy, that’s for sure and he’ll be un­der pres­sure and have a huge tar­get on his back.” Cave will com­pete on the Red Kite Stages later this month as a pre-event test be­fore the Mid Wales Stages on March 5/6.

“I’ve found that over the years I drive best when I’m un­der pres­sure,” added Cave. “Hope­fully we can get a good pre-event test and then we can get the sea­son off on the right track and we’ll give it a good go.”

Team prin­ci­pal Jukes added: “We’ve worked with Tom for some time and he’s been in­volved with some of our re­cent test­ing. The plan was to run him all year in the Mit­subishi, but when that didn’t come off we put to­gether a dif­fer­ent deal. We’re happy.”

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