Underdog Spirit Drives Cook For Donington


Renault UK Clio Cup front-runner Josh Cook hopes previous misfortunate at Donington Park can spur him on to success this weekend during Rounds Three and Four of the 2014 season at the Leicestershire circuit.

The Bristol-based racer admits the former F1 circuit is one of his least favoured on the BTCC calendar, and feels he heads into the Easter Weekend meeting as a bit of an underdog in the competitive Clio Cup field.

Cook’s preparations for the weekend have been positive though, having put his SV Racing fourth generation Clio top of the timesheets by more than three tenths of a second during official testing at Thruxton last week (9th April).

The KX Akademy member went on to finish today’s (17th April) pre-event test at Donington sixth fastest of the thirteen runners, and is managing his own expectations ahead of the weekend’s action.

“To be honest, Donington is one of my least favoured circuits and I’ll be aiming to get some steady points with one eye on the podium, knowing that my best tracks, like Oulton Park, Brands Hatch GP and Croft Circuit, are yet to come,” said Cook.

“I’m not slow at Donington, but I’ve had quite a few incidents there and I feel like a bit of an underdog, which motivates me even more.”