Jones eyes a step into Europe after 2016 campaign in Junior Swift
Sam Jones is aiming for the Junior Swift title this season in his first full campaign in rallycross as a move to the Super1600 class beckons for next year.
His father Mike had built a works-based Super1600 version of the Suzuki Swift to compete with full-time this season, but will take a step back from racing to allow Sam to tackle the full Junior championship instead.
Jones Sr could run his son in the Super1600-specification car in the European championship in 2017.
“I learned a lot in 2015 and have gone from being a complete novice to winning heats,” said Jones Jr. “I’m hoping to continue to improve this year.
“The Junior class is looking good [for 2016] with lots of new drivers. Hopefully I can finish on top of the table.”
Of his possible progression to European Super1600 competition next season, Jones added: “The chance to race any car is superb but this car in Europe would be a dream come true.”
The younger Jones will get support from Iain Swann, who previously helped Will Gollop and Andrew Jordan.
Croft in North Yorkshire hosts the opening Junior Swift event on March 6.