Mauger gets Mit­subishi Mi­rage for Pa­triot Stages and Jersey

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Vaux­hall Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Team head Si­mon Mauger has signed a deal to com­pete in a Spencer Sport Mit­subishi Mi­rage for two ral­lies.

The reign­ing MSA As­phalt cham­pion drove a Metro 4M4 last year but since start­ing the Vaux­hall team, he’s had no time to com­pete.

Now the Bices­ter-based driver will head to the Pa­triot Stages this week­end, where Damian Cole is hop­ing to seal the MSA As­phalt Cham­pi­onship ( see page 23). Mauger will also en­ter the Jersey Rally, which he’s won nine times.

“I’ve said all year I didn’t want to do any­thing un­til the sea­son is over,” said Mauger. “The Bri­tish cham­pi­onship has been great this year but it’s meant I haven’t even thought about my own ral­ly­ing but now I can re­lax and have some fun. Now we’ve done the deal with Spencer and I’m look­ing for­ward to it.

“I’ve al­ways fan­cied a go in an R5 car and I’ve been im­pressed with what the Mit­subishi has done this year so it’s a good op­por­tu­nity.”

Mauger pro­vided Spencer Sport with a Vaux­hall Adam Cup Car for last week­end’s Ul­ster Rally, where young driver James Wil­liams pi­loted the car.

He was set­ting com­pet­i­tive times un­til a gear­box prob­lem set him back.

Wil­liams drove Cup car

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