For­mula Vee cham­pion Smith to switch to RGB

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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

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