Hughes aims for Production Class title with new team and new car

Mark Hughes will stake his claim to become the next driver to win the Milltek Sport Civic Cup Production Class title, when he returns to the championship this year with Kinetic Motorsport.

Having enjoyed a positive start to 2021, taking podium finishes at Cadwell Park, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, Hughes will be armed with a newly built FN2 Civic for the coming season.

Having switched cars and teams for his 2022 championship challenge, for reasons close to his heart Hughes will also change his competition number to 495 this season in honour of his friend PC Jon Ayres, who passed away at the end of last year.

Having been dealt a fair share of bad luck in 2021, especially at the final meeting at Snetterton when an incident not of his making brought his usually pristine EP3 Civic to an abrupt halt, Hughes did well to finish sixth in the Production Cup standings. He now intends to put his experience to good use and set his sights set on title glory:

“My early podium finishes last season showed that I can mix it with the best in the Production Class and be in with a shout of going for the title”, said Hughes.

“Having moved to Kinetic Motorsport for this year and driving a freshly built FN2 Civic means I’ll have a great chance to improve on last year’s performance. Aiming to be top of the class by the end of the season means that I can honour the memory of my late friend in the best way I can.”