NEWS RELEASE 26 MAY 2015
Production GTI Championship leader Tom Witts is to step up to the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup for the first time this weekend (30/31 May). The Northamptonshire-based 23-year-old will be at the wheel of one of Maximum Motorsport’s Sciroccos for the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit races, and is looking forward to sampling the championship:
“It’s going to be a challenge – my first experience of the car will come the day before the event and I think we get only 55 minutes of testing,” said Tom, “but my aim for the weekend is to enjoy the experience and to take stock of the championship with a view to moving up as and when budgets permit. If you race a Volkswagen, it is definitely the championship to be in…”
Witts will take over the car raced to a podium finish at Rockingham by his Mk 2 Production GTI Championship rival Jason Tingle. Maximum Motorsport team boss and BTCC racer Stewart Lines says Tom will go well: “He has impressed me with his drives in the Golf series and Jason showed at Rockingham that the Maximum Scirocco is well on the pace, so hopefully Tom can get a good result.”
Witts leads Tingle in the Mk 2 standings by 18 points having scored three win and a second-place finish from the opening four rounds of the championship.