SWB Motorsport have announced their first foray into tin-top racing with an entry into the new-for-2013 Michelin Clio Cup Series.
The Northamptonshire-based outfit have confirmed karting graduate Sam Randon as their first driver in a possible two or three car entry.
SWB are ‘testing the water’ with their entry into the Sports Class of the series, before potentially stepping up to the main class when the existing TOCA Clio Cup cars become available at the end of the season.
“Budget-wise, it’s a really sensible championship,” Team Principal Simon Baldry told TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk. “You come in from karts, where it costs around £20,000 a year, and can do the Clio’s for the same sort of price. It’s a good, natural stepping stone into circuit racing and is a cheaper alternative than single-seaters, where you’re looking at £50,000 plus for a year.
“We’ve worked with Sam before in Karts and he’s made a name for himself in KGP this year and in TKM in the past. We had him in the Formula Renault for a day, as he was originally looking to do that, and he was quick, so we’re looking forward to it.”
SWB are well-known for their exploits in single-seater racing and 2013 will see them compete in the Clio’s alongside entries in the Protyre Formula Renault Championship and Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.