Dubai Return For Sedgwick With Clio Squad Team Cooksport

by Simon Paice

Alex Sedgwick will link up with leading Renault UK Clio Cup squad Team Cooksport for his second consecutive appearance in the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai this coming January.

Sedgwick made his endurance racing debut in the twice round-the-clock event at the start of the year, taking a top ten class finish with the Preptech outfit.

Now the 17 year old will return to the Middle East as part of Team Cooksport’s first ever entry into the event – the team with whom he made his Renault UK Clio Cup debut at the end of 2015.

Sedgwick will share a fourth-generation Clio Cup racer with BTCC star Josh Cook, current and former Clio racers in Shayne Deegan and Jon Maybin, plus Oliver Cook.

The former Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner tested the car with the team last week at Donington Park, the final run-out prior to the event.

“I raced with Team Cooksport in the UK Renault Clio Cup in 2015 and they are one of the best UK Motorsport teams,” said Sedgwick.

“Being part of the team again and, especially part of this new venture for them to move into endurance racing, is really exciting and real privilege.

“The team has built a new car with support from the Renaultsport factory in France, who we are also working with to develop the Renaultsport Clio as a class leading endurance car.

“Having the support from Renaultsport will ensure we can maximise the car’s potential and, this year, the aim is to use my experience from last year and get the car on the podium.”

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