Power Maxed Racing have announced rookie Senna Proctor as their first driver for the 2017 campaign. The 18 year old competed in the Renault UK Clio Cup last season.
Proctor has been racing in the TOCA package since 2015, when he competed in the Ginetta Juniors championship. The teenager had a strong run in the Clio Cup last season, but could only finish third in the Graduate Cup for rookie drivers.
Now he quickly takes another step forward and onto the Clio Cup grid.
“The realisation that I will be lining up on the BTCC grid has not sunk in yet, let alone that I will be racing for a manufacturer,” Proctor said.
“I really cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra to perfect my craft in the top flight of British motorsport.”
The move to the BTCC, only two years into his car racing career, came earlier than planned, but Proctor said “when you are offered an opportunity like this then of course you don’t turn it down.”
Proctor is the first of two drivers to be announced by Power Maxed Racing.
“I’m so excited to have Senna on-board,” said team principal Adam Weaver. “He caught my attention back in 2015 in Ginetta Juniors. I was impressed by how he excelled against very tough competition, and it’s great to be helping him to realise both his dream and his potential of racing in the BTCC.”
Power Maxed Racing have brought new talent into the BTCC in the past, including Josh Cook in 2015. They’re looking to build a long term relationship with Proctor and build him up to be a future champion.
“Senna will inject a healthy dose of youth and enthusiasm into the team, and I’m sure both he and our other driver – who will be a more experienced, household name – will keep each other on their toes and continually spur each other on.”
News of Power Maxed Racing’s second driver is expected soon.
Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea