Mini Miglia star Dee­gan to race in Re­nault UK Clio Cup at Snet­ter­ton with Team Cook­sport

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Chris Mccarthy

Mini Miglia points leader Shayne Dee­gan will con­test the next round of the Re­nault UK Clio Cup at Snet­ter­ton at the end of this month.

The two-time Stock Hatch cham­pion will drive for Team Cook­sport in the TOCA sup­port cat­e­gory. His links with the team date back to when he bought the Citroen Saxo he took to ti­tle glory from team boss Josh Cook in 2012.

“It’s just a one-off but if we can find some spon­sor­ship we will do the rest of the year,” said Dee­gan. “I can’t wait, it’s some­thing I’ve been look­ing into for a while.”

Dee­gan hasn’t driven the Clio yet but is con­fi­dent of quickly get­ting to grips with the car. “I’ve never driven a car with a pad­dleshift gear­box be­fore,” he said. “I’m hop­ing to be on the pace of the fron­trun­ners and be as close to the podium as pos­si­ble.

“I’ve never been in­volved in any­thing on this scale be­fore so I’m re­ally ex­cited.”

Honda Cadet pro­duced some of the clos­est rac­ing of the week­end, but come the che­quered flag in each fi­nal no one was able to beat Oliver Bear­man.

The Mini Max class was all about Jonny Edgar. Un­beaten all week­end he was rarely chal­lenged un­til an in­ter­rupted fi­nal two al­lowed Klaas Kooiker to close in, but Edgar never looked like miss­ing out on max­i­mum points for the week­end.

When Rory Hudson spun out of the lead in Ju­nior Max fi­nal one, Joe Tur­ney was able to take a com­fort­able vic­tory. In fi­nal two, Tur­ney showed his first win was no fluke as he dom­i­nated once again beat­ing his team-mate, Johnathan Hog­gard, to the line by over four sec­onds.

If there was a se­cret to go­ing fast round Ful­beck, Josh White cer­tainly knew it. He was un­touch­able in both Ro­tax Max fi­nals and only team-mate Josh Skel­ton was able to get any­where near him.

Gor­don Mutch’s rise from 12th to sec­ond in fi­nal one set things up for Ju­nior X30 fi­nal two, with an un­beaten An­gus Fender along­side. Fender got his tac­tics spot on and al­lowed Mutch to do the lead­ing be­fore pass­ing him with just over a lap to go.

Brett Ward’s turn of pace left the rest of the Se­nior X30 driv­ers scratch­ing their heads as he went on to dom­i­nate both fi­nals be­ing fol­lowed home by Matthew Hirst and Josh Collings re­spec­tively.

Dee­gan leads Miglia stand­ings

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