Dan Wells has announced that he has left Antel Motorsport with immediate effect and will race for Atech Reid GP in the next rounds of the 2011 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship at Thruxton.

The 19 year old has been stuck towards the back of the field so far this season due to problems with the Antel car which saw it substantially slower than its rivals in the speed traps, leaving Wells with a best result of tenth in the four races so far.

Salisbury-based Wells now heads to his home event of Thruxton hoping the change of team will give him the opportunity to once again show the talent that saw him narrowly miss out on Racing Steps Foundation backing this season.

Wells, who joins race winner Tio Ellinas and Oscar King in the Atech team, said:  I'm delighted to be joining Atech Reid GP for the next three rounds at least. And it's particularly good to be starting with my home track of Thruxton. I'm relatively new to racing, having only started karting when I was 18 and then a season in Formula Ford, so I know it will be very much a learning experience this weekend. However I shall take a lot from the experience of the team members and Tio in particularly which should offer a good foundation from which to build over the coming races.”

Atech Team Principal David Hayle added: “We're very pleased to have Dan on board for this weekend. It's his home circuit so hopefully he'll have lots of local support, which is always a good way to start your campaign. He's proved himself immensely in Formula Ford, and although he's relatively new to Formula Renault, I have every confidence that he will settle in and work well with his engineer and hopefully get a good result in front of his home crowd”