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British Su­perkart Cham­pi­onship fron­trun­ner Toby Davis has landed a fully funded sea­son in the Volkswagen Rac­ing Cup af­ter be­ing named as the win­ner of the Team Hard Schol­ar­ship.

Davis, from Led­bury, landed the seat af­ter three rounds of the Schol­ar­ship con­test, which puts driv­ers through fit­ness, me­dia and on-track as­sess­ments for the £100,000 prize.

Davis will make his de­but in a Team Hard-pre­pared Golf GTI at Rock­ing­ham on April 30/May 1.

Davis said: “To be part of a team with both the pedi­gree and the spread of tal­ent in many dif­fer­ent cham­pi­onships is mas­sive for a young driver look­ing to progress in the sport.

“The team is well-con­nected and I’ve never met a group of harder work­ers. To win the schol­ar­ship means that my per­sonal dream of one day com­pet­ing in the BTCC is now a tan­gi­ble pos­si­bil­ity rather than re­main­ing purely a dream.”

Team boss Tony Gil­ham said: “The schol­ar­ship worked per­fectly and we’ve got a great driver, who is no doubt go­ing to go on to do great things this sea­son. He’s quick on track and we’re all ea­ger to see how he gets on.”

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