Ford Fi­esta ace Miracco makes Mini move

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Ford Fi­esta Ju­nior fron­trun­ner Car­l­ito Miracco will switch to the Mini Chal­lenge for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

Miracco, who was fourth in the BRSCC Fi­esta Jr points, made his de­but in the Chal­lenge’s Cooper S Class han­dling an R56 JCW at Rock­ing­ham last week­end. He took a best fin­ish of third run­ning with Sus­sex Road and Race.

The Sur­rey-based teenager has now bought Luke Cau­dle’s old R56 ma­chine and will com­plete the sea­son.

“The Fi­esta se­ries just wasn’t for me any more,” he said. “We’d had a few bad ex­pe­ri­ences this sea­son so I looked else­where. I tested a Mini ear­lier this year and they’re great cars.

“The Fi­esta is good ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore get­ting into the Mini, as they have sim­i­lar power lev­els and weight, but the Mini is very tough to find those fi­nal few tenths from. I hope to have my car out for the Brands Hatch Mini Fes­ti­val [July 16/17]. Even­tu­ally I’d like to go into the JCW class.”

Miracco took a top three on his de­but

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