Former champion Aaron Mason will return to the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup this season, in a bid to regain the drivers title he lost to Joe Fulbrook in 2014.
Mason endured a rollercoaster 2014 season, with four race wins being accompanied by a number of mechanical failures, which ultimately saw him drop out the top six in the championship come the end of the season.
However, eager to return to the front, the Doncaster-racer will again field his AWM-prepared Volkswagen Scirocco R in 2015, with two key goals: to regain the title, and to enjoy his racing once again.
“Last year was mostly down to bad luck – one of those things; the car broke at the worst possible times. I’m keen to get back to the sort of luck that I enjoyed on my way to the championship title in 2013, and to getting back to enjoying my racing again.”
Ahead of the opening round at Oulton Park in April, Mason has confirmed that he is planning no major upgrades for the Scirocco R, despite the series shift towards longer races in 2015. “I don’t feel I need to do much development work because the Scirocco is certainly quick enough.
“We will be going through all the data from last year to make sure we optimise the set-up, and we need to make sure with the move towards longer races that we can make the tyres last to the end, otherwise we will have to lighten the car, which won’t be a quick job.”
Mason enters the 2015 season as the championships most successful driver in history, with 20 race victories compared to that of reigning champion Fulbrook’s 16.