JWB are the latest team to add to the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup’s impressive entry list, as they plan to run a four-car attack on the 2013 championship season.
Team founders Chris Levett and ex-BTCC racer Nick Beaumont will spearhead the operation, Levett being one of those confirmed within the new driver line-up alongside race winner Kieran Griffin in his Scirocco and Golf GTI racers Mark Clynes and Paul Dehadray.
Team manager and driver coach Beaumont said: “I am delighted to have Kieran, Mark and Paul on board with Chris and myself with the new team. I have coached all the drivers over the past years and feel confident that they will be looking at good strong results this season.
“It will be a different challenge for myself this year running the team with old and new members. We have a new member who is in her final year of the Volkswagen graduation scheme and very keen to get involved in motorsport; it is great to bring new people into the sport and with the help of Volkswagen this is possible. I am looking forward to the year ahead with the team and drivers that we have and the new challengers for 2013 season.”
Griffin, elder brother of BTCC racer Liam, will partake in his sixth season in the championship, the Addison Lee-backed driver already a race winner in the championship after sealing his maiden triumph during the 2011 season.
Clynes meanwhile enters his third VW Cup season, and is looking forward to racing with his new squad: “I am looking forward to this season’s racing with the new team, who have years of experience running GT and touring cars. Although I have moved teams this year it will be nice to be in the same team as my old team-mates who have also made the move to JWB Motorsport. We are lucky that Nick Beaumont is team manager and also team coach; he is a great asset.”
Fellow GTI driver Dehadray ended his rookie season with a best result of ninth, finishing inside the top three of the final rookie driver standings: “As I enter into my second season of racing, I am keen to get going and to improve on last year’s results,” he said. “There is still much to learn, but with the experience of both my team mates and Nick, who has coached me since I started last year, I am confident that I can meet the challenges that lay ahead.”