Clio Cup race winner Lee Pattison will switch to WDE Motorsport for his 2017 campaign.
The 42-year-old switches from Cooksport, where he spent 2016. Pattison took a single win last season and four podium positions on his way to finishing fifth in the championship.
He joins fellow 2016 race winners Paul Streather and Paul Rivett, as well as Dan Zelos.
“Some outside factors have meant this deal has come together late in the day but I am really looking forward to working with the two Pauls – clearly I have a lot of respect for them both and young Zelos seems quite a tidy driver too,” he said.
“It’s going to be very competitive between us all, but in a good way which will help take the team forward – it’ll be very interesting to see how it all works out.”
WDE now have one of the strongest line ups on the Clio Cup grid, and team principal Wayne Eason believes their chances of winning both titles has never looked better.
“Our driver line-up just got even better and even more exciting,” he said. “Lee is a huge asset to our team and we’re delighted to have him on board.
“Consider that five of the seven drivers to win races in 2016 have now re-confirmed their place on this year’s grid, and we have three of them with Lee and the two Pauls. WDE’s chances of winning the drivers’ and teams’ titles have never looked so good.”
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