Dan Holland will be replaced by his JamSport Racing team’s driver coach Luke Kidsley for the latest rounds of the Renault UK Clio Cup at Rockingham this weekend.
With Holland missing from action for the first time this season, it’s opened the door for Kidsley to take the race seat – in a similar scenario to Jon Maybin at Team Cooksport earlier in the campaign.
31 year old Kidsley is a former single-seater champion, having won the top Formula Jedi 1000cc class in 2005, and currently provides tuition for racing drivers across tin-top and international GT and sportscar racing.
“If I didn’t think I was quick enough to be somewhere near the pace at Rockingham then I wouldn’t go anywhere near it,” said Kidsley, who will be making his Clio Cup debut at his home circuit.
“I’ve driven all sorts of fantastic cars in recent years and feel more confident in my abilities now than ever before. Even though front-wheel-drive is not my forte I’m still going to Rockingham in the hope I can latch on to the back of the top three or four who are fighting it out for the title.”
The change in driver comes in a positive spell for the JamSport outfit, who have enjoyed their two best weekends of the season so far at Croft and then Knockhill.
Holland himself had secured his best point’s haul of the year in Scotland with a pair of top eights, while Grundy has established himself as a regular top ten finisher.