“Nothing To Lose” For Fired-Up Cook At Brands


Renault UK Clio Cup title contender Josh Cook feels he has nothing to lose heading into the final rounds of the 2014 season at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Cook lies 28 points shy of championship leader Mike Bushell heading into the final two races of the season following a tough run of results in recent meetings.

With Cook having won the final Clio race of 2013 around the Grand Prix circuit, the SV Racing ace heads to Kent this weekend determined to take two wins to give himself any chance of securing the title.

“We’ve got nothing to lose,” Cook told TCF. “I’m going to go in, get straight back on it and try to take two wins. That’s all we can do, and whatever happens, happens, that’s racing.

“I know the track well, I love the track, and I know we’ve got the car set-up ready. We’ll see how it goes.”

The turning point of Cook’s season was a ten-place grid drop handed to him for the Rockingham meeting, a penalty that proved the catalyst for a nightmare weekend in Corby for the KX Akademy member.

While frustrated those events have potentially cost him the title, Cook is pleased to have taken five wins and five other podium finishes in sixteen race so far, more than any of his rivals this season.

The opinion of the majority of people around the paddock is that we’ve been the quickest driver this season and the most consistent. It’s just the last couple of rounds we were handed a bad deal, but that’s just the way it’s been,” he commented.