Charlie Ladell has set his sights on the championship top three in the 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup, after confirming his return to the series with WDE Motorsport.
Ladell finished fifth overall in the series last season, securing second in the Graduate Cup, with nine top six race results to his name.
The 19 year old had started the season with Team Cooksport, but switched back to WDE mid-season – having made his series debut with the Ashford-based squad with a part-campaign in 2014.
“I’m definitely targeting the top three in the championship and know the areas where I need to improve,” said Ladell.
“A fraction more pace in qualifying so I’m starting that bit higher up the grid and better consistency in my results. With that I know the podiums and hopefully even a few wins will start to come although, as I discovered last year, the UK Clio Cup is massively competitive. It’s down to me.”
Ladell is WDE’s second confirmed driver for 2016 alongside Rory Green, and is set to be one of the highest returning drivers on the grid this year.
“Continuity plays a huge part in achieving the big results so naturally we are delighted to have Charlie joining Rory with us again for the season ahead,” added WDE Team Principal Wayne Eason.
“Charlie’s speed and aggression last year were very evident – on occasion he even had our triple Champion Paul Rivett looking over his shoulder – and with some nurturing he could very definitely become one of the top names on the grid in 2016.”