Swift cham­pion Oven­den plots step up for 2017 BRX

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Dou­ble Swift Sport Rallycross cham­pion Tris­tan Oven­den will switch to the se­cond-tier MSA Su­per­na­tional class in the Bri­tish Rallycross Championship this sea­son, hav­ing ac­quired an ex-ti­tle win­ning Re­nault Clio V6.

Oven­den raced a mod­i­fied Swift in the Su­per1600 cat­e­gory last year and fin­ished se­cond over­all in the points, but 2017 will mark his first ex­pe­ri­ence of rear-wheel drive in the ex-jamie Bird Clio.

“It’s very dif­fer­ent from any­thing I’ve driven be­fore so I’m hop­ing to do some test­ing be­fore the first round at Croft,” said Oven­den.

“I’ve had a lit­tle go in it and I think it will be a chal­lenge to get the most from, but that’s why it’s so cool! We will be do­ing the whole championship to give us a chance of a good re­sult at the end of the sea­son. Hope­fully I’ll get com­fort­able with the car quickly and we can be fight­ing for podi­ums early on.”

Oven­den has bought a V6 Clio for the step into Su­per­na­tion­als

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