MOTORSPORT: Jordanstown’s Paddy links up with Radical Works team

Paddy McClughan. INNT 17-801CON

Paddy McClughan. INNT 17-801CON

Following his Sunoco prize drive at Daytona earlier this year and his runner-up spot in last season’s Radical Club Cup, Jordanstown’s Paddy McClughan has joined the Radical Works team for 2016.

He will share the new Ford powered Radical Spyder V6 twin turbo with James Abbott in the Radical European Masters, which starts in Estoril in Portugal next weekend.

As part of the deal Paddy will also contest some of the European Open GT rounds with Abbott in a similarly powered Radical RXC Coupe.

The 19-year-old and has been racing since he was 14, having competed for two seasons in the Ginetta Juniors, part of the BTCC support series. He attended Whiteabbey Primary and Campbell College, and is now continuing his studies at Belfast Met.