Tom Butler has expressed his pride at being selected to represent the #RacingforHeroes team next season as he graduates into the Renault UK Clio Cup for the first time.
Launched earlier today, the #RacingforHeroes team will compete in the BTCC and four of its support championships with the aim of helping to rehabilitate injured military personnel as well as raise funds and awareness for the Help for Heroes charity.
Butler will race a fourth-generation Clio under the #RacingforHeroes banner, his first venture into the Clio Cup after campaigning a third-gen Clio in the Michelin Clio Cup Series this season.
Having only made his car-racing debut in 2013 in the MGCC Trophy, Butler went on to take two top six finishes en-route to a ninth place championship finish in the Clios.
“I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to represent #RacingforHeroes,” said Butler. “I can’t wait to make my debut in the Renault UK Clio Cup and I’m very excited about the 2015 season, especially the chance to be part of such an original and rewarding partnership.”
The Renault UK Clio Cup has a strong connection with the #RacingforHeroes iniatiative. Alongside Butler representing the charity in the Clio Cup, current vice-champion Josh Cook will be competing in the BTCC, while 2013 champion Josh Files joins the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
“On behalf of Renault UK and everyone involved in the Renault UK Clio Cup I’d like to say how very proud we are to be associated with Help for Heroes – what a fantastic initiative #RacingforHeroes is,” commented championship manager Will Fewkes,
“We’re obviously delighted to see Tom [Butler] make his graduation from the Clio Cup Series, I’m sure he’ll develop very strongly in 2015. We wish the #RacingforHeroes programme every success.”