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Triple Eight Racing reveal all new line up

MG Triple Eight Racing have revealed their line up for this season’s British Touring Car Championship. Josh Cook will be moving over from Power Maxed Racing whilst current Renault UK Clio Cup champion Ashley Sutton will make his BTCC debut for the team.

With only a year’s BTCC experience between them, it won’t be an easy year for the two young drivers, or MG Triple Eight Racing, but managing director Ian Harrison is optimistic about the year ahead.

“Both Josh and Ash are young chargers eager to build up their knowledge in this category,” he said. “We know what they can do and hope to help them build their performance throughout the season with pace and consistency.”

Josh Cook made his debut in the British Touring Car Championship last season, after finishing runner up in the 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup. Cook impressed with over twenty points finishes in the season and a podium finish in Rockingham that led to a victory in the Jack Sears Trophy by the end of the season.

“I have worked extremely hard since the end of last season to get back on the grid – it was the only place I wanted to be,” said Cook.

“The introduction of the new RML components is bound to mix it up, and I’m coming straight off the back of a strong first season in the BTCC. I want to keep that momentum going and be competing for the top step from the first round.

“I have no doubt that the knowledge and experience at MG Triple Eight Racing will enable me to do that. This is an important step in my career, and I’m looking ahead to being a championship contender with MG and Triple Eight.”

Team mate Ashley Sutton will be graduating from the Renault UK Clio Cup championship after taking the title in a close competition with team mate Ash Hand. Whilst the dream would be to get the immediate success he saw in the Clio Cup, Sutton is preparing for a tough debut season.

“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of my MG6,” Sutton said. “The car has proven what it is capable of over the years. I have every faith in Triple Eight Racing to deliver a race-winning car, so I will be putting in all my efforts to bring home some good results.

“This is going to be a big learning curve for me and with not much testing planned I have my work cut out for the year, but I feel I couldn’t be more ready for this challenge and I will grab it with both hands and give it my all. I can’t wat to get started and get stuck in with the team.”

Feature Image Credit: Caroline Rhea

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