Wiltshire plans LMP2 switch
F3 Cup legend expects 2017 championship title to launch endurance racing career
(01.04.17, F3 Cup HQ) F3 Cup stalwart and front runner Stuart Wiltshire has announced his plans to step up to the revered LMP2 category, in a joint venture with Mark Bailey Racing, winners of the 2013 F3 Cup Teams' Championship.
After being robbed of the F3 Cup title in 2015 (not to mention a similarly eventful campaign last year) Wiltshire is looking to move up to a full season of LMP2 in 2018 with testing and selected events this year. "I have been testing LMP3 and have loved the experience, but I want to go faster. Having raced for MBR in the past, and knowing their sportscar heritage, it was a no-brainer to do it with them."
Essex-man Wiltshire has indicated sponsors are in place, with MFI, Woolworths and BHS "on the brink of providing the funds."
Plans are also afoot to woo an ex-F1 driver out of retirement when they take their project to the very home of endurance racing - the 24 Heures du Mans. Stuart believes his charm and character will see the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart or possibly Tony Brooks fighting over the final seat in this inevitably successful venture, stating that none of the aforementioned have had the success so craved at Le Mans: "Again, for them it will be a no-brainer to run with me and Mark Bailey - success breeds success! We may be old but we have the determination to bring home the silverware."