Formula Vee champion Smith to switch to RGB
Four-time 750 Motor Club Formula Vee champion Paul Smith will switch to the RGB Championship this season driving a Mittell MC-53.
Smith, who won 13 of the 14 Vee rounds last year in his trusty AHS Dominator, started looking for a new challenge last summer. The Essex plumber has taken over the works MC-53 which 2015 RGB champion Scott Mittell raced last season.
Having developed father Ian’s new MC-53 design through 2016 and won the first race at Donington’s finale, Mittell himself will compete in a new chassis, which should be ready to test at the end of February. Tim Pell is also building a Mittell which he acquired in kit form.
“We’ll have four MC-53S on the grid this season, with Paul’s, [2015 Locost champion] Danny Andrew’s and mine running from our awning,” said Mittell. “With eight championships between us and a winning car we’re expecting to have a good season.”
Smith will race Mittell’s ’16 car