MCLAREN’S NEW DEVEL­OP­MENT DRIVERS

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James Dor­lin

Dor­lin was per­haps a lit­tle un­for­tu­nate to see the Re­nault UK Clio Cup ti­tle slip from his grasp in the courts last sea­son. The mid-sea­son run of form that helped him claim five wins on the bounce of­fers a tan­ta­lis­ing look at what the ver­sa­tile 19-year-old – who also has ex­pe­ri­ence in his­torics – can bring to GT rac­ing.

Jor­dan Col­lard

In his first sea­son out of Ginetta Ju­niors, the youngest son of Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship vet­eran Rob Col­lard im­pressed in the Mini Chal­lenge JCW class by fin­ish­ing as top rookie in third over­all, tak­ing a win at Sil­ver­stone. Still only 18, es­chew­ing the sin­gle-seater route pur­sued by brother Ricky could pay div­i­dends.

Josh Smith

The Cum­brian’s dra­matic vic­tory in last year’s For­mula Ford Fes­ti­val af­ter a bat­tle with Niall Mur­ray and Ol­lie White showed the 19-year-old’s steel un­der pres­sure. Af­ter a tough 2015 in F4, he re­bounded to win the 2017 BRSCC North­ern ti­tle, but the switch to GTS will pose an al­to­gether new chal­lenge.

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