Combe FF racer Gibaut heads to the States

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Bri­tish For­mula Ford 1600 driver Michael Gibaut will test a Mazda MX-5 in Amer­ica next year with Fall-line Mo­tor­sports in prepa­ra­tion for a switch to US rac­ing.

Gibaut has raced in the For­mula Ford Cas­tle Combe Cham­pi­onship for the last cou­ple of years, though this sea­son he has had a lim­ited par­tic­i­pa­tion – rac­ing just once – hav­ing ob­tained a de­gree in motorsport man­age­ment.

“I’ve al­ways thought Amer­i­can rac­ing is a bit more ex­cit­ing, es­pe­cially the street cir­cuits,” said Gibaut. “The next sea­son will be just test­ing in the MX-5 Cup. Maybe in 2018 we’ll do a full cham­pi­onship. Right now I have to get ac­cli­ma­tised and sort out spon­sor­ship.

“We’ll be do­ing test­ing a bit and a few races in the MX-5 cup and then in 2018 we’ll prob­a­bly make a full en­try into MX-5, maybe look­ing at the Road to Indy too.

“We’ve been to Amer­ica and there’s a lot more ca­ma­raderie within teams. I feel there are more spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties and you can get closer to spon­sors and teams.”

Gibaut will test Mazda MX-5 in US

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