Ant Whorton-Eales will return to the Renault UK Clio Cup grid in 2015 with SV Racing, his eyes firmly focused on a championship challenge in his fourth full season in the category.
Whorton-Eales first joined the Clio grid for the final two weekends in 2011 with SV, before switching to Westbourne Motorsport for his first full campaign.
Following two podium finishes with them, Whorton-Eales returned to SV for 2013 and has notched up ten podium finishes with them in the last two seasons.
The 20 year old has one Clio win to his name so far, a victory at Rockingham in 2013, and is ready to build on his experience of finishing fourth in the standings last year.
“It was only last year that things really started to click for me with SVR. I suppose there is an expectation because of my experience and some people will probably label me the title favourite but I’m cool with that,” said Whorton-Eales.
“I’m definitely experienced enough to know that in the Clio Cup it doesn’t come easily. I also expect some of the new names to be on the pace quickly and some of the drivers who it didn’t quite gel for in 2014 to have really got up to speed during the winter months.”
Whorton-Eales is SV Racing’s first confirmed driver for the 2015 Clio Cup and team boss Danny Buxton is delighted to have retained his services.
“Ant is title material and I know that every team on the grid has been trying to lure him away during the winter break,” added Buxton.
“We came very close to the drivers’ title with Josh Cook last year and managed to lift the Teams trophy – with Ant I believe we can do the double. “He’s told me fair and square that he has unfinished business with us. He wants to win and win properly, from the front. He really wants to stick it to rest.”