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Cook returns to MG

Josh Cook will return to MG Racing for the remainder of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season.

The Somerset driver raced with the team last year, taking two podiums over the course of the year, and finished 12th in the standings. He switched to Maximum Motorsport racing at the start of the year, replacing injured Stewart Lines

Cook will replace Dan Lloyd, who left the team yesterday after poor results led to sponsors leaving.

The team said it was a “shame” Lloyd left, but are looking forward to working with Cook again.

“We’re in a great position to continue improving the MG6 and we can start to prove the capability of the car,” said team principal Nico Ferrari.

“Josh’s experience in the MG last year will be a huge boost for our engineering team. Josh was excellent last year, as is Aron [Taylor-Smith] this year so we’re not in a position to really capitalise on two brilliant drivers.”

It has been a difficult start to 2018 for MG. The team is bottom of the manufacturer standings, taking five points finishes from 12 races so far.

Cook is currently 12th in the drivers’ standings, with a best finish of fourth at Donington Park.

“Firstly, I would like to thank all those at Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport for the opportunity at the start of the season, and for all of their hard work,” he said.

“I wish them further success and now look forward to building on my 2016 season with MG in the MG6.”

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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