Mazda man Tuck moves to Cater­ham

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Mazda MX-5 fron­trun­ner Ben Tuck will grad­u­ate into Cater­ham Rac­ing this year af­ter sign­ing up for the Bri­tish mar­que’s Su­per­sport Cham­pi­onship.

Tuck, who landed the prize of MSA Young Driver of the Year for the 2015 sea­son, will move out of Mk1 MX-5S to cam­paign one of the 140bhp Sev­ens for the PT Sportscars team.

The 18-year-old from Bed­ford­shire scored two race wins in the BRSCC’S MX-5 Cham­pi­onship last year, fin­ish­ing third in the stand­ings dur­ing his first full sea­son of rac­ing.

“The Cater­ham is a big step up but it’s great fun,” said Tuck. “I only did four races in 2014 and last year was my maiden sea­son so to fin­ish third was a great re­sult. “The Cater­ham chance came about through my driver coach Kieren Clark, who put me in con­tact with PT Sportscars and it went from there. “The driv­ing style is very dif­fer­ent. The MX-5 was a

lot heav­ier and un­der-pow­ered so you al­ways set it up to un­der­steer, whereas you drive the Cater­ham side­ways to re­ally get the best from it. You steer it on the throt­tle to keep your apex speed up and it’s very con­trol­lable on the limit.

“I want to be in the top five in most races and be fight­ing for podi­ums this year. Top three in the cham­pi­onship points is the goal.”

Tuck has tested his new Su­per­sport ma­chine ahead of year

Tuck is ready for se­cond full year of rac­ing

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