Porsche cham­pion Styrin switches BRSCC codes to con­test MX-5 Su­per­cup

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Three-time BRSCC Porsche Cham­pi­onship win­ner Richard Styrin will switch to the Mazda MX-5 Su­per­cup for 2017.

Styrin, who won last sea­son’s cham­pi­onship as well as back-to-back ti­tles in 2012 and 2013, will switch BRSCC cham­pi­onships and con­test the se­ries in a Mk3 Mazda backed by AK Au­to­mo­tive.

“We won the Porsche ti­tles in 2012 and 2013 and took some time off be­fore giv­ing it an­other bash last year,” said Styrin. “Af­ter that, the thought of an­other sea­son with the Porsche didn’t re­ally fill me with much ex­cite­ment.

“There’s ba­si­cally dozens of win­ners on the [MX-5] grid. There are peo­ple from last sea­son as well as some guys from the Com­pact Cup; all of them are tak­ing part.

“This sea­son is go­ing to be great; the grid is huge and I haven’t a clue how I’ll get on.”

Styrin joins the likes of BMW Com­pact Cup cham­pion Steve Roberts in switch­ing to the se­ries for 2017, while 2016 cham­pion James BlakeBald­win has also con­firmed he will re­turn to de­fend his crown.

The Mazda Su­per­cup opens 2017 with a triple-header sea­son opener at Brands Hatch in April.

Styrin leav­ing Porsches for MX-5 Su­per­cup

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