Cook to make 24H debut in Dubai
British Touring Car Championship racer Josh Cook will take part in his first 24-hour race in Dubai in January as part of his Cooksport team’s entry.
The Renault UK Clio Cup squad will race a Clio in the January 12-14 Creventic 24H Series event, with Cook being joined in the line-up by his cousin Ollie and Clio drivers Shayne Deegan, Jon Maybin and Alex Sedgwick.
“It should be a good experience for the drivers and the team,” said Cook, who is currently unsure of his plans for 2017 after racing for MG in the BTCC this year. “It’s a big task but we’re pretty confident it should go well.
“We wanted to do some endurance racing and know the car and the drivers know the car inside out so it’s a good fit for us. We will be racing alongside a factory-backed car and will be sharing data and resources. We are only in the A2 Class but we will have a good stab at it.”
The team has had to modify the car so it can cope with the hotter conditions and racing at night. Additional lights and a different intercooler are among the changes that were checked in a shakedown test at Donington Park last week.
Cook: heading to Dubai