Cook to make 24H de­but in Dubai

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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

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