SGP Racing is getting ready for a full season of action next year as the team prepares for a three-pronged assault on the entire Scottish race calendar.
Teammates Steven Allison, Gary Whiteford and Paul Marshall, who make up the SGP namesake, are all looking for big things to come with a packed programme of racing in 2018.
The Stewarton boys will kick off their campaign at Thundersport’s Donington Park season opener in late March, before tackling both the complete Melville Motor Club and Knockhill Motor Sports Club schedules for the remainder of the year.
And returning to their title sponsor Ideagen’s home turf in Nottingham, the firm at which both Allison and Marshall are employed, the trio will be back in Castle Donington for the No Limits Racing rounds in May and October.
Whiteford and Marshall are aiming to build on their Pre-Injection 600 and Supertwin form, respectively, north of the border, while KMSC Formula 600 race winner Allison has only one thing on his mind aboard his decade-old Kwak – and that’s total victory.
The Ayrshire native finished fourth in the Melville Formula 600 standings behind Bruce Birnie, Adam Lyon and champion Ewan Gray, but admits that’s not enough for him.
“My personal aim is to win all three titles: the Melville championship, the Knockhill championship and the Scottish championship,” he told UK Clubsport. “The bike is a 2008 but I think it’s fast enough… it can be ridden harder.”
“I wasn’t far off Bruce Birnie and William Bergin going around Knockhill, and it wasn’t so much the bike as my fitness. But that’s something I’m putting a lot into over the winter to prepare myself.
“We have some great sponsors on board already, and hopefully more to come toward the new year.”
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