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