Gid­dings to join Re­nault UK Clio Cup at Thrux­ton as Fi­nesse gives Streather a team-mate

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For­mer British GT4 cham­pion Jake Gid­dings will race in the Re­nault UK Clio Cup at Thrux­ton next month with Fi­nesse Motorsport.

The 21-year-old will join Paul Streather in the team at the Hamp­shire cir­cuit, but his main fo­cus will still be a GT4 cam­paign along­side Kieran Griffin in a Jw­bird As­ton Martin.

Gid­dings has al­ready com­pleted sev­eral tests in the Clio, most re­cently in the TOCA sup­port test day at Thrux­ton last week.

“Paul is do­ing re­ally well in the cham­pi­onship and needs a team-mate to help him out,” said team boss Neil Gid­dings. “With Thrux­ton be­ing a fast cir­cuit you need to get a tow from another car.

“Jake can’t re­ally do the whole cham­pi­onship [be­cause of British GT] but he might do another round later in the year.”

Gid­dings Sr added that he was look­ing for another driver to fill the sec­ond seat for the rest of the sea­son as it would ben­e­fit Streather – who took a win and a fourth at the Brands Hatch opener.

Gid­dings has tested the Clio

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