Three of the 2013 BTCC support championship stars will get the opportunity to drive a British Touring Car Championship Ford Focus on Tuesday, including Formula Ford champion Dan Cammish and Renault UK Clio Cup champion Josh Files.
The pair will also be joined by promising Formula Ford youngster Harrison Scott in tomorrow’s test, which will take place at Snetterton’s 300 circuit with the Motorbase squad.
Current Airwaves Racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole will be on hand to provide guidance for the trio in their maiden experience of BTCC machinery, completing three runs of approximately 18 laps around the Norfolk venue.
Cammish earned his prize drive in the NGTC Focus as reward for a scintilating performance in the 2013 British Formula Ford Championship, clinching the championship early at Rockingham having reeled off a perfect record of 24 consecutive race wins for JTR.
The 24-year-old previously told TCF earlier this year that a switch to the BTCC is high on his agenda for next season, tweeting on the October 25th: “Very positive meeting tonight with @Nicki_Hickman. Big push towards 2014 well underway. #btcc”
Cammish was also recently presented with the keys to an EcoBoost-powered Ford Focus by Gerard Quinn, Head of Ford Racing in Europe, also picked up a cheque for £1000 with the Sky Ford Pole Position award, for his stellar efforts in qualifying which netted him 22 pole positions.
Files meanwhile will also be present behind the wheel of the BTCC Ford Focus at Silverstone, having claimed the Clio Cup title through a competitive 2013 season in which the Pyro driver netted his first two series victories during a mightily consisitent campaign.
Files also currently leads the Clio Eurocup with just one race weekend to go; with the possibilty of adding the European title to his UK success, Files added: “I think winning the UK Clio Cup title helped me relax a little. All we need now is a race win and we’ll be untouchable.”
One of Cammish’s closest rivals of 2013, Scott, will join his Formula Ford compatriot at the test to complete the trio of drivers heading to Silverstone, Scott also receiving a trip to America for the Road to Indy project.