DRIVER Alex Summers will be sharing the hot-seat with reigning MSA British Hillclimb Champion Scott Moran next season.

Summers, from Tenbury Wells, has been campaigning in a DJ Firehawk with great success this term.

Scott Moran’s dad, Roger Moran will be retiring from racing in the large capacity racing car class at the end of this seasom.

And Summers, who is fourth in the leaderboard, will be sharing the Gould next term.

Scott Moran, from Orleton said,: “It will be good because Alex is a young, up-and-coming driver and he’s more than capable of operating that sort of machine.

Alex is a young and enthusiastic and an undoubtedly a very good driver.”

Scott added: “I will be doing less next season but Alex is hoping to do the whole season in the car."

“It will be very good for him and a fresh challenge.”

Summers’ dad, Richard Summers, said: “Alex is fourth in the standings at the moment and he was fourth last season, too.

“Alex is actually completing the courses faster than he did last season – but his rivals are also going more quickly.

“Alex has had a mixed season because he had an off at Loton Park which knocked his confidence and his vehicle has had engine problems.”

Richard Summers added: “It was nice to be asked by the Morans to share the car next season – it’s an honour.

“Alex won’t finish below fifth this season and it would be nice if he could hang on on to fourth place.”

Veteran driver and 1997 British champion Roger Moran revealed his plans at last weekend at Shelsley Walsh.

Roger’s son, Scott Moran, remains on course for back-to-back titles after finishing first and second in the run-off.

Scott leads this season’s championship and will be hoping to strengthen his grip on the title race at Gurston Down this weekend.

Scott said: “I won the first run-off and then came runner-up in the second and I think that I am 11 points ahead on dropped scores.

“I was four points ahead going into Shelsley Walsh and I picked up 19 points and Trevor Willis collected 12 points.”

Speaking of Roger’s decision, Scott said: “This is my dad’s last season in the Gould he’s 62 years old now.

“My dad has had a really good run and he still wants to be among the best."