Wig­gin switches to RGB from Com­pacts

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Com­pact Cup run­ner-up Joe Wig­gin will switch to sportscar rac­ing for the first time as he moves into the 750 Mo­tor Club’s RGB Cham­pi­onship.

The 21-year-old from Hert­ford­shire will spear­head a two-car as­sault on the se­ries by Aries Mo­tor­sport, at the wheel of one of the team’s Honda-pow­ered Sabres.

Wig­gin, who missed out on the Com­pact Cup ti­tle to James Gor­nall by five points last year, de­spite dom­i­nat­ing the sec­ond half of the sea­son with five wins, will con­tinue his re­la­tion­ship with race engi­neer Andy Wa­ters. His AW Track­sport team has taken mul­ti­ple cham­pi­onships in cat­e­gories as di­verse as For­mula 4 and the Toy­ota MR2 Cham­pi­onship.

“I can’t thank Phil Ed­wards enough for the chance to drive the Sabre,” said Wig­gin. “We have a bit of work to do to be bang on the pace but every­one in the team is mas­sively com­mit­ted.”

Aries, which has de­vel­oped the car over the win­ter with sus­pen­sion and aero up­grades, will field ex-mighty Mini and triple Lo­cost cham­pion De­clan Mcdon­nell in its sec­ond car.

Their aim will be to chal­lenge Spire and Mit­tell for out­right suc­cess, with the lat­ter squad hav­ing al­ready con­firmed 2015 Lo­cost cham­pion Danny An­drew and four-time For­mula Vee ti­tle win­ner Paul Smith to their ranks for 2017.

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