Josh Cook hopes his race victory during the Renault UK Clio Cup season finale at Brands Hatch will have raised vital awareness for the British Heart Foundation.
The 22 year old launched a fundraising drive in the run-up to the event with his close friends Naithan and Riad Ariane, who lost their stepfather Darren recently at the age of just 51.
Cook’s JHR Developments-prepared Clio featured a special British Heart Foundation livery for the weekend, which gained exposure on the live ITV4 coverage of the final race and stood out within the support race paddock.
Cook secured his first win in twelve months in the final race of the season, the Bristol-based racer storming through from fifth to first on the opening lap, before holding his nerve through no less than three safety car periods to take victory.
“We couldn’t have got the win on a better weekend really,” a delighted Cook told TCF. “It’s been fantastic running the livery on the car, hopefully raising lots of awareness of the charity. We’ve raised over a thousand pounds already, but the fundraising won’t stop now the season’s over, we’ll keep pushing with some other events and raise as much as we can.”
Donations to the cause can be made at www.justgiving.com/cook66, or simply by texting ‘JOCO66 + Amount’ to 70070 (e.g. ‘JOCO66 £5’ to donate £5).