West­bourne re­turns to Clio Cup, signs up for Ju­nior cham­pi­onship

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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.

West­bourne has not com­peted in series since 2014 sea­son

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