Westbourne returns to Clio Cup, signs up for Junior championship
Westbourne Motorsport will return to the Renault UK Clio Cup next season and will also take part in the Junior series.
The team provided technical assistance to the PP Motorsport squad in Clios this season but will now enter its own cars for the first time since James Colburn finished fifth in 2014.
“The UK Clio Cup has become such a great championship again and I’m very hopeful that two of our drivers from the Michelin series will join us in it in 2017,” said team boss Richard Colburn.
Recently crowned Michelin Clio Cup Series champion James Dorlin is one of the drivers set to test with the squad as he assesses a move into the BTCC feeder series next year.
“I’m really looking forward to having a go in the new car and the new challenge,” said Dorlin. “The plan is to get a feel for the new car and start to get used to it ahead of next year.”
Championship-winning squad Jamsport will also join Westbourne in the Junior series with reigning Clio champion Ant Whorton-eales acting as a driver coach for the team’s drivers in the series.
“UK Clio Cup Junior is the logical step for us as it enables us to combine all our success in the Fiesta Juniors, working with and progressing young drivers,” said team chief Jamie Going.