The Elf Renault Clio Cup grid will see two new entrants when the series hits the track at Rockingham for rounds three and four this weekend, 24/25 April.
Twenty year old former Formula Renault UK Racer James Dixon from Maidstone has joined leading outfit Total Control Racing while thirty six year old Graham Mulholland, from Belper in Derbyshire, has joined 20Ten Racing alongside Darren Wilson.
Maidstone based Dixon, who competed a part season of Formula Renault UK with Mark Burdett Motorsport said about the deal which sees him join the Clio Cup grid: “Since last year I've not raced at all but I've still had the racing bug and the Clios seemed the best way for me to get out there again. I've actually not even sat in the Clio before, or even driven a front-wheel-drive race car, so aside from a test this week at Mallory Park I've got no experience! That said, I know many of the tracks from my previous racing and I'm confident I can put in a good performance at Rockingham and for the remainder of the season.”
For former 750MC Stock Hatch racer Mulholland, who finished fourth in the series last year said about his deal: “I know Darren Wilson and Simon Hunt at 20Ten Racing from my Stock Hatch days and they invited me to take a test at Mallory Park. It went really well and before I knew it I was racing at Rockingham! This year will be a steep learning curve for me as I've never raced on slick tyres before or used a sequential gearbox but I'm really looking forward to it.”
Championship Promoter Simon North commented on the two new arrivals: “We're delighted to have two new drivers join us in the TOCA paddock and after two thrilling races at Thruxton we're looking forward to more of the same at Rockingham.”
Rounds three and four of the twenty race series take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire this weekend, the 24/25 April.
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