RGB champ Albone steps down
Two-time RGB champion Billy Albone has announced that he will not be racing full-time in 2019, boosting the chances of title runner-up Christopher Wesemael, who returns for his second year in the series aiming to fight for the crown.
Spire GT3S driver Albone, who won back-to-back titles in 2017 and
’18, is stepping back to focus on his business. “I’ve got too much going on to race full-time this year,” he said. “We have a couple of cars in the C1 Challenge now. We have eight drivers signed up, four in each car.
“We’re running a karting team with full factory support in the
British championship this year as well. It’s a bit up in the air with what’s going on with karting, so we’re keeping our options open.”
Wesemael graduated to RGB from karting in 2018, and put his Mittell
MC-53 on pole at Donington Park in his first-ever session in a car before the rest of the meeting was snowed off.
“We’ll be trying to take a championship home,” said Wesemael. “It’s very important to know that the field is very strong. I’m sure there’ll be some new drivers who are very fast as well. We just need to keep working really hard.
“We had a few mechanical issues during the 2018 season. Without them a championship challenge definitely would have been possible. With 2018 being a bit of a developing season, I made a few rookie mistakes that shouldn’t happen again.”
Albone will not race in RGB this year