Boak Jr aims for au­tocross glory

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Racer Laura Boak, will com­pete in a new 1400cc Citroen C2 in the ANECCC Au­tocross Cham­pi­onship this sea­son.

The Ge­ordie driver is tar­get­ing the Ju­nior cat­e­gory ti­tle in the new car, and a step up to ral­ly­cross at the end of the year.

Boak, daugh­ter of Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Su­per­na­tional event win­ner-turnedSu­per1600 racer Michael, fin­ished se­cond three times in her de­but sea­son last year in a Vaux­hall Corsa.

“I’m go­ing to do the whole cham­pi­onship this year. The C2 will be a good upgrade from the Corsa,” said the 15-year-old. “I re­ally want the big­gest tro­phy this year, that’s what I’m aim­ing for.”

Boak Jr’s Citroen is be­ing built by her father’s MB Mo­tor­sport team so it is el­i­gi­ble for au­tocross and ral­ly­cross.

“I want to race in ral­ly­cross,” she said. “We’re go­ing to try and do the Bly­ton round of the BTRDA Club­mans Cham­pi­onship at the end of the sea­son.”

Au­tocross is widely re­garded as a solid learn­ing ground for ral­ly­cross driv­ers.

The most re­cent driver to grad­u­ate from au­tocross to ral­ly­cross was Devon’s Dan Rooke, who won the Bri­tish RX Su­per­na­tional ti­tle last sea­son in a Citroen AX, in his de­but sea­son.

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