British Junior Rallycross and Ford Fiesta Junior champion JJ Ross will make his Renault Clio Cup debut in the championship’s forthcoming two rounds at Silverstone circuit (Sat 26/Sun 27 Sept) with the Team Cooksport squad.
18 year-old Ross’s signing means two teenagers will make their first Clio Cup appearance at Silverstone with Cooksport after the Bristol outfit recently also confirmed that Alex Sedgwick would be joining its line-up. Both Ross and Sedgwick join Cooksport off the back of regular drivers Rory Collingbourne and George Jackson, achieving the best results of their Clio Cup careers so far, with strong fourth place results at Rockingham.
Ross commented: “The Renault UK Clio Cup is a route I’m looking at for the future, so I was never going to turn down the opportunity to race at Silverstone. I’ve raced against some of the current drivers before in Fiestas including Collingbourne, Tom Grundy and Charlie Ladell, so I hope I can be in among them at Silverstone – that would be my target.”
And said Team Principal Cook: “JJ’s achievements to date speak for themselves – he’s a talented driver with tons of potential and truly capable of making a big impact at Silverstone. It’s really exciting to welcome another youngster into the team for us and the championship. The Clio Cup is definitely the place to be for young aspiring drivers.”
Will Fewkes, Renaultsport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager, added “It’s great to see the Renault UK Clio Cup attracting yet another exciting talent such as JJ and a team with strong BTCC links, further increasing their presence on the grid.
“It is yet more proof that the Clio Cup is the place to be for teams, young drivers and their sponsors looking to achieve credibility in a professional and high-profile motor sporting environment.”
Race Dates: 2015 Renault UK Clio Cup
|Sat 4/Sun 5 Apr||Round 2||Brands Hatch Indy, Kent|
|Sat 18/Sun 19 Apr||Rounds 1, 3 & 4||Donington Park, Leics|
|Sat 9/Sun 10 May||Rounds 5 & 6||Thruxton, Hants|
|Sat 6/Sun 7 June||Rounds 7 & 8||Oulton Park Island, Cheshire|
|Sat 27/Sun 28 June||Rounds 9 & 10||Croft, North Yorks|
|Sat 22/Sun 23 Aug||Rounds 11 & 12||Knockhill, Fife|
|Sat 5/Sun 6 Sept||Rounds 13 & 14||Rockingham, Northants|
|Sat 26/Sun 27 Sept||Rounds 15 & 16||Silverstone National, Northants|
|Sat 10/Sun 11 Oct||Rounds 17 & 18||Brands Hatch Grand Prix, Kent|