Combe Sa­loons ace Di Claudio keeps car

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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

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