Wigley switch­ing to S2000 Fi­esta

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Guy Wigley will de­but his new Ford Fi­esta S2000 on the Abing­don Car-ni­val Stages next month af­ter sell­ing his ex-fran­cois Dele­cour Peu­geot 306 Maxi.

The car is in gravel-spec, and is cur­rently be­ing changed over ready for the event. Wigley has tested the car.

“I just fan­cied some­thing mod­ern,” said Wigley. “It’s lovely, re­ally easy com­pared to the 306. It didn’t feel quite as quick as the Maxi but it’s much more pre­cise, you can put it ex­actly where you want it to go.”

Wigley is well known in na­tional cir­cles for driv­ing his 306 Maxi on the limit, but the car is headed to France where it will be re­stored and put into a mu­seum.

“I’m sad to see it go,” added Wigley. “But it’s go­ing to the right place, it’s go­ing to be re­stored back to as if Fran­cois was sit­ting in it for the first time.”

NO DRIVER/CO-DRIVER

1 Peadar Hurson/ Damien Con­nolly 2 De­clan Boyle/brian Boyle 3 Roy White/ James O’brien 4 Niall Maguire/enda Sherry 5 Sam Mof­fett/james Ful­ton 6 Sea­mus Leonard/paul Mclaugh­lin 7 Josh Mof­fett/john Rowan 8 Daragh O’riordan/andy Hayes 9 Kevin Bar­rett/sean Mul­lally 10 Paddy Mcveigh/gary Mcel­hin­ney

Wigley’s 306 has gone

Denny Hulme scores Mclaren’s first Can-am vic­tory with the M6B. The or­ange cars go on to dom­i­nate the lu­cra­tive se­ries, tak­ing five con­sec­u­tive driv­ers’ crowns and win­ning ev­ery race in 1969 (above).

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