Spires graduates to Clio Cup with PP team
Anton Spires will graduate to the Renault UK Clio Cup this season with PP Motorsport and will also receive support from Westbourne Motorsport.
The 23-year-old contested selected rounds of the Clio Cup Race Series last year but previously won the Road Series title with Westbourne.
“It’s great knowing I’ll be on the UK Clio Cup grid in 2016 – I hope with Westbourne’s input we can work towards top 10 results and maybe even the top six by season’s end,” said Spires. “Seeing Paul Streather, who I raced against in the Clio Cup Series, do so well on his Clio Cup debut [at Brands] last year has certainly given us confidence.”
Westbourne will offer technical assistance to Spires and PP ahead of a full return to the category in 2017. The team last competed in the series with James Colburn and Devon Modell in 2014, with Colburn finishing fifth in the standings.
Team boss Richard Colburn said: “We get on well with the people from PP so are looking forward to working with them. This gives us a really good way back into the UK Clio Cup after a year away and sets us up for our plans to have a three- or four-car team on the grid in 2017.”