Ford Fiesta ace Miracco makes Mini move
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.”