Former Le Mans winners Mike Newton, and Michael Jakeman are reuniting to take the Tiga Racecars marque to ‘a new level’. Newton, a leading gentlemen driver in endurance racing, acquired the Tiga brand in 2012 and is now looking to reprise its former glories. For the 2015 season, Tiga has joined forces with MJ Tech to develop the Tiga 12B for Group CN racing.
‘We have decided to focus on the 12B and as part of that exercise, we have carried out a total, “bare bones” rebuild, so that we are starting from a good base line. CN cars are, inherently, very lightweight but we need to achieve a level of endurance preparation comparable to that of LMPs,’ states Newton. ‘Therefore, I am delighted that MJ Tech is running at least one car this coming season.’
MJ Tech’s owner, Jakeman, has extensive race experience, which has seen him undertake stints at Williams, Benetton and Stewart Formula One teams in a senior race technician role, before overseeing Newton’s 2005 and 2006 Le-Mans 24H LMP2 victories, in the RML prepared MG Lola.
The Tiga 12B is suitable for such popular championships as Britcar, V de V and Dutch Superlight.