Maltese racer Jacques Mizzi will remain with Westbourne Motorsport this season as he competes in the Michelin Clio Cup Series.
The 21 year old made his car-racing debut last year in the Renault UK Clio Cup with Westbourne. The former Maltese KF1 Karting champion ended the campaign 21st overall with a best result of eleventh position.
Mizzi will now join the Clio Series as it embarks on its first year as a fully-fledged championship, and Westbourne team principal Richard Colburn feels he has the potential to be a front-runner.
“Jacques did a tremendous job last year, bearing in mind he had never raced at any of the UK tracks before,” said Colburn. “He’d never even driven a race car in the wet either, coming from Malta, but he progressed well throughout 2013 and his lap times and consistency kept improving during the year.
“It’s going to be the second season in Clios for Jacques and we’ll be expecting him to move to the front of the grid in the Clio Cup Series and challenge for podium finishes. It won’t be easy, as there are a number of very experienced Clio drivers entered for the championship, but I believe he has the ability to do it.”
Mizzi’s entry into the ‘racecar’ class of the Clio Series means Westbourne will be represented on all three rungs of the Clio ladder, with Anton Spires racing in the ‘roadcar’ class of the Clio Series, while James Colburn and Devon Modell are competing in the BTCC-supporting Clio Cup.