Hot Hatch will be cham­pi­onship in ’17

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The 750 Mo­tor Club’s re­launched Hot Hatch se­ries has been granted cham­pi­onship sta­tus for 2017.

The cat­e­gory made a re­turn this year, run­ning along­side the Stock Hatch Cham­pi­onship, af­ter it was orig­i­nally can­celled in 2009.

“The feed­back on Hot Hatch has been good and the driv­ers have en­joyed it,” said the club’s com­pe­ti­tion sec­re­tary Giles Groom­bridge. “There’s so much strictly con­trolled one-make stuff out there so it’s re­fresh­ing for them not to race against cars that have the same char­ac­ter­is­tics. We have some very dif­fer­ent cars in Hot Hatch with front-wheel drive and rear-wheel-drive cars.”

The se­ries caters for a va­ri­ety of mod­i­fied hatch­backs such as BMW Com­pacts, Ford Fi­esta STS and Re­nault Clios.

It is likely that the Stock Hatch cars will run as a class within Hot Hatch next year as their num­bers have de­creased. “What we’re look­ing to do is amal­ga­mate the two into one strong grid,” added Groom­bridge. “Stock Hatch cars will prob­a­bly run in Class C of Hot Hatch – their num­bers have dwin­dled in re­cent years. Hope­fully, this will give them a boost.”

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