Dorlin in Clio switch with Westbourne
Michelin Clio Cup Series champion James Dorlin has confirmed his graduation to the Renault UK Clio Cup this season with Westbourne Motorsport.
Dorlin, 17, took nine wins on his way to the Clio Cup Series title last year with Westbourne in a Gen-3 Clio. He had long been expected to step up to the Toca-support category, having tested the latest Gen-4 Clio Cup machinery with Westbourne before ordering a car, and confirmed his participation in the series on Monday.
“It’s quite a step up – the grid is for the very latest specification Clio Cup race car produced by Renault Sport and the events are on a totally different scale to what I’m used to,” he said. “However I’m not daunted by it. I’ve tested the car a few times and seem to have been setting some good times and Westbourne have won in the UK Clio Cup in the past so I know, having already formed a very good relationship with them, that I’ve got the right team behind me.”
Dorlin will be joined at the squad – which is returning to the series this year after a twoyear absence – by ex-northern Sports and Saloons racer Myles Collins, who confirmed a full programme on Friday.