Combe Saloons ace Di Claudio keeps car
Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship leader Will Di Claudio will stick with his rented Citroen Saxo instead of switching to his own car and risk losing his points lead.
Di Claudio had spent the winter preparing his own Peugeot 106 to enter into Class C of the local championship, but build delays meant it was not ready for the start of the campaign.
To stay on the grid, Di Claudio rented a Citroen Saxo, in which he has dominated Class D with four wins from five rounds so far. He currently sits as joint leader in the overall championship, level with Class B driver Simon Thornton-norris.
Di Claudio’s Peugeot is now ready, but he has opted to continue in the Saxo to avoid throwing his title challenge away.
“I need to do some testing before we run the 106,” Di Claudio said. “I want to make sure it is quick and capable of winning when it comes out.
“The plan is to try and wrap up the Class D title at the August Bank Holiday meeting, and then I can hopefully bring in the new car for the final round in October and not lose out.”
Di Claudio: still in Saxo