Bri­tish GT man Gid­dings wants ex­tra Clio Cup out­ings af­ter re­turn

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Bri­tish GT4 driver Jake Gid­dings is eye­ing more races in the Re­nault UK Clio Cup af­ter re­turn­ing to the cat­e­gory at Thrux­ton last week­end.

The 21-year-old – who is rac­ing for JW Bird Mo­tor­sport in Bri­tish GT this year – re­turned to the se­ries for the first time since 2013, driv­ing for his fam­ily Fi­nesse Mo­tor­sport squad.

He was drafted in to help as­sist team-mates Paul Streather and Daniel Row­bot­tom get a tow in qual­i­fy­ing around the high-speed Hamp­shire cir­cuit.

But Gid­dings strug­gled in the races, pick­ing up a best fin­ish of 11th in the opener af­ter be­ing shuf­fled down the order, and suf­fered a fuel surge prob­lem in race two. “That was hard work af­ter two years out of the se­ries,” said the 2014 GT4 cham­pion. “I’m used to GT rac­ing, which is a bit more po­lite!”

Gid­dings said he would like to race again in Clios if he can fit it into his sched­ule: “This week­end hasn’t gone to plan so it would be nice to do some more races.”

Gid­dings han­dled one of Fi­nesse Mo­tor­sport’s Clio rac­ers

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