Motorcycle racer Josh Caygill will switch to four wheels this season as he contests the APR Volkswagen Cup with Warranty Direct/AWM.
The 23-year-old has chosen to embark on a new career after a motorcycle bone-breaking accident, and will join the six-car Warranty Direct/AWM squad in a Golf GTI Mk V alongside experienced hands Joe Fulbrook and Aaron Mason.
“I was lucky to walk away from my last bike crash with a broken collar bone, shoulder and ribs, and that made up my mind to look for something a bit safer and more enjoyable. I want to compete and to do as well as I can, but also I want to get some fun out of it. The VW Cup looks ideal.”
Josh hopes his extensive knowledge of UK circuits gained through his time racing 600cc machines in the British Supersport Championship will be a benefit, and is ready for what will be seen as a learning season: “I had my first test at Donington a month ago and I loved it, even though it was very cold and the track conditions were difficult.
“I am hoping that I can learn as much as possible from Aaron and Joe this season and progress my career on four wheels.”
Caygill becomes the 24th entrant of a bumper provisional grid and the team’s sixth driver for 2013, joining Simon Tomlinson, Robin Riley and Simon Andrews, with Mason and Riley planning to race a pair of new Sciroccos while the remaining quartet will race Golf GTI Mk V machinery.