Mazda man Tuck moves to Caterham
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.”