Coates joins Clios with Ciceley Racing
Max Coates has become the second driver who raced in the British Touring Car Championship last season to announce they will compete in the Renault UK Clio Cup this year.
The 22-year-old had a one-off BTCC outing with the Support Our Paras team in 2015 and has previously raced in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup and Ginetta Junior.
He will now join touring car squad Ciceley Motorsport in Clios this year, joining fellow former BTCC driver Mike Bushell in the series.
“I’ve known the people at Ciceley for some time and when they told me they me they wanted to expand on their BTCC team with an entry into the UK Clio Cup I had my heart set on it,” said Coates. “So it is a bit of a dream come true, particularly with their links to touring cars, which is where I want to be full-time in the future.”