Whor­ton-eales gets AMD Audi for BTCC

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Reign­ing Re­nault UK Clio Cup ti­tle holder Ant Whor­ton-eales will grad­u­ate to the British Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship in 2017 at the wheel of an AMD Tun­ing.com Audi S3 saloon.

The Lich­field racer, who claimed nine wins in the Re­nault Clio Cup last year on his way to the crown, will join Ol­lie Jack­son in the two-litre tur­bocharged Ger­man saloon.

The 22-year-old said: “The main tar­get has to be the Jack Sears Tro­phy and it would be nice if we could be push­ing to­wards the top 10 in the cham­pi­onship by the end of the year.

“That won’t be easy and I’m aware that I have a lot to learn, but I also want to aim high and make the most of the op­por­tu­nity I now have.”

Team prin­ci­pal Shaun Hol­lamby said he was look­ing for­ward to his first full sea­son as a two-car op­er­a­tion.

“From the mo­ment we con­firmed that we would have a sec­ond car on the grid, we’ve spo­ken to a num­ber of driv­ers who were keen to join us for 2017. We’re de­lighted to have been able to do a deal with Ant to fill the seat,” he said.

“Even be­fore win­ning the Clio ti­tle last year, he had shown his po­ten­tial on track and we’re con­fi­dent that he will be a strong ad­di­tion to the grid this year.”

Ant Whor­ton-eales will make his BTCC de­but in Audi S3 racer

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