Frank Wrathall celebrates on the BTCC podium during 2011 (Photo Credit: Dynojet)

Frank Wrathall celebrates on the BTCC podium during 2011 (Photo Credit: Dynojet)

After a debut season in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) that included four podium finishes Frank Wrathall has been named a British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) SuperStar for the coming season.

The honour of being named a BRDC SuperStar is only given to 15 drivers each year and 25-year-old Wrathall is one of just two BTCC drivers to be included in the 2012 list, with West Surrey Racing driver Tom OnslowCole the other man named from the championship.

Not only do Wrathall and his fellow SuperStars have the recognition of being included in an elite of young British racers but they will also benefit off the track with direct assistance from the BRDC including physical and mental training, career guidance, sponsorship advice, media and sales training, as well as PR and marketing.

“To be recognised as one of the 15 best young drivers in the country is amazing,” said Wrathall, who was also selected by the BRDC as a Rising Star when driving Ginettas, “and I am massively excited. It's a real boost at this time of year. In fact, of all the benefits it brings the biggest is the extra confidence it gives you, knowing that you have been selected.”

Tim Harvey, BRDC SuperStars director said; “we always find it hard to make the final decision but after careful consideration we are delighted that we have so many talented drivers to work with. It reinforces our commitment to the sport and the benefits that the BRDC can add to the careers of up-and-coming British talent.”

For the 2012 season Wrathall remains with his Dynojet squad. His 2012-spec Toyota Avensis will be unveiled at the BTCC media day on March 19, which is open to the public in the afternoon, ahead of the first races of the season on April 1 at Brands Hatch.