Seven Spires on order for 2017 season after near-perfect RGB record
Spire Sports Cars is building a run of new chassis this winter in response to customer demand for its latest GT3S.
The car has dominated this year’s 750 Motor Club RoadGoing Bike-engined [RGB] Class R Championship. Factory drivers John Cutmore and Billy Albone won 11 of the 12 rounds run, finishing one-two in the rear-engined division.
Cutmore, who snatched the class title with victory over his team-mate Albone in a dramatic finale at Donington Park this month, was only beaten overall by 2013-’14 champion Matt Higginson – who was unbeaten in the front-engined class with his works-tended AB Arion.
Suffolk-builder Cutmore has accrued 27 class and outright RGB victories since switching from a Westfield to a Spire chassis in 2009. He has been second overall in the title race for the past three seasons.
Seven cars are currently on order, five in Rgb-spec and two configured for the BRSCC Open Sports Series [OSS]. Most are from existing customers of former single-seater racer Paul Nightingale’s Derbyshirebased concern.
The cars will look slightly different in 2017, featuring full cockpit width rollcages because the MSA has closed the loophole which permitted narrower rollcage systems [which Spire sought approval for] this season.