Road Champion Spires Targets 2015 Clio Race Class

Anton Spires hopes to step up to the headline Racecar class in the Michelin Clio Cup Series next season after wrapping up the 2014 Roadcar title with a meeting to spare.

Spires has been the dominant force in the road class this season, with a clean sweep of pole positions, race wins and fastest laps in the penultimate meeting of the year this past weekend at Snetterton crowning him champion.

After seeing Jake Honour take both wins on the opening weekend at Rockingham in April, Spires has won seven of the eight races since, posting the fastest lap in every race in his Westbourne Motorsport Clio, having started six of the races on pole position.

“It’s fantastic to win the championship and I’m really pleased with how me and Westbourne have progressed throughout the year,” said Spires, who’s points lead sits at 81 at the moment.

“They have given me a really good car, a great package, so huge thanks to them for all of their hard work.”

Spires is now hoping to raise the budget required to move onto the next step of the Clio ladder next season, the main Racecar class of the Clio Series in the third-generation Clio racers, with an eye on the BTCC-supporting Renault UK Clio Cup in the future.

“From here I’d like to progress through the ladder of Renault Clios, so the next step is to try and find the budget to move into the Race Series next year, then hopefully the Renault UK Clio Cup after that,” he added.

“It’s a case of going back, trying to find business partners, sponsorship and stuff like that – the natural procedure really.”