Wiggin switches to RGB from Compacts
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.