Bushell Pleased To Close Gap To Leader Cook

Mike Bushell feels he’s breathed new life into his 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup championship challenge after slashing Josh Cook’s points lead to just sixteen with a double podium finish at Knockhill.

The Team Pyro racer bounced back from a frustrating Snetterton meeting earlier this month to be the star driver north of the border, converting a double pole position into first and third place finishes.

Those results mean Bushell leaves Scotland as the highest points scorer in the field over the weekend, in the process gaining 32 points on championship leader Cook who faltered with a pair of eighth place finishes.

“The important thing for me is that Cook finished down the order, so it’s another good chunk of points for me that helps my title hopes alive really,” said Bushell after race two.

“It would have been nice to complete the double but I’m really pleased with the weekend, it’s been very good and it makes up for Snetterton.”

Next up for the Clio field is a trip to Rockingham near Corby, and Bushell heads to the meeting in confident mood.

“Rockingham should be good. I was quick there in pre-season testing and we just need to continue the form now. Our pace is getting better, we’ve got four poles in a row and I’d love to continue that pace,” he added.