After finishing third in last year’s Milltek Sport Civic Cup Production Class, Alfie Threlfall has announced he will step up to the ultra-competitive Cup Class for 2022.
One of a number of drivers making the move to the category for more modified cars this season, together with his brother Harry – who finished second in the Production Class last year – Alfie will join Zest Racecar Engineering for his 2022 campaign.
A three-time race winner and ten-times podium finisher in 2021 meant that Alfie was in with a shot of the Production Class title when the championship headed to Snetterton for the season finale in October. However, his bid for glory was snatched away when an incident in the first of the weekend’s four races saw his car extensively damaged with his chances of challenging for honours dashed in the process.
Despite the end-of-season setback, the former MJ Motorsport driver’s impressive run of results still saw him claim third place and taking into account the experience of 2021, Alfie sees his move to the Cup Class as a natural progression, as Alfie explains:
“After a memorable season in the Production Class and having really enjoyed racing, the move to the Cup Class for this season is a logical step to take. It’s great Harry is doing the same thing too, so we can continue to race together and keep the family rivalry alive.
“I have to admit that last year was a big learning curve for me that went from podiums to write-offs. I know I’ve still got lots to learn but there’s no better place to do it than in the Civic Cup.
“With the faster cars, it’s going to be exciting to battle for overall and well as Cup Class positions. It’s also exciting running with a new team and I’m looking forward to working with them, developing performance and at the same time, making even more great memories in the Civic Cup.”
Alfie will get his first taste of Cup Class competition when the Milltek Sport Civic Cup season kicks off at Cadwell Park over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.