Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 Formula 1 world champion James, will make his Renault UK Clio Cup debut this season with new team to the series Bubble & Kick Racing.
As reported on TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk, Hunt tested for BKR recently at Brands Hatch, hugely impressing the team with his pace and personality.
The 27 year old has now put pen-to-paper on a deal for a full season in the BTCC support category, having raced in selected Formula Ford 1600 and MRF Challenge events last year.
“I’m extremely happy to be back racing again with a new challenge in the Clio Cup and a new team in BKR,” said Hunt.
“Our test together at Brands Hatch went really well and we’ve kept talking since. I was very impressed by the Clio Cup race car as well and out of all the options I had this made perfect sense.
“The Clio Cup’s entry list is also looking extremely competitive which creates an extra buzz around any championship for all the drivers, teams and sponsors.”
Hunt will be competing in the 2014 title-winning car of Mike Bushell, who himself will be on hand to offer support through the season in his driver coach and technical advisor role with Basildon-based BKR.
“This is an extremely proud moment in BKR’s history,” added BKR team principal Nico Ferrari. “To capture a name like Freddie Hunt for our first season in such a high-profile championship as the Clio Cup is massive.
“We were all bowled over with Freddie’s performance in testing with us and his professionalism and natural rapport with everyone in our team really made pursuing him worthwhile. He’s our kind of driver and I believe the right kind of driver for the very exciting racing that the Clio Cup is famous for.”