Aaron Williamson has announced his return to the Renault Clio Cup UK, running his own car under the Team AWR banner.

Williamson made his debut in the Clio Cup last season, taking a podium finish in his first race. He competed in the first five meetings before leaving the series, eventually going to make his BTCC debut on the final weekend at Brands Hatch.

The return of Team AWR sees the re-establishing of the team who ran Williamson during the early part of his career in stock cars and SaxMax.

The move sees Williamson leave Finesse Motorsport, who ran him in the Clio Cup last year. They also guided him to second in the G50 Class of the 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup, his fourth season in Ginetta racing with them.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges of 2013 not only on-track but also in the running of my own team,” said Aaron on his official website. “It was the hardest decision in my career to date to leave Finesse Motorsport as they have supported me in every way for three years and I would just like to say a big thank you to everybody involved at Finesse.

“Setting up our own team hasn’t been easy but I am now very confident we have the right equipment and people onboard to make 2013 a very successful year.”