Seven Spires on or­der for 2017 sea­son after near-per­fect RGB record

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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.

Cut­more and Al­bone (be­hind) dom­i­nated RGB in Spires

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