MINI Star Harrison Announces Clio Cup Switch

Nathan Harrison will return to the TOCA support package this season after announcing he will move to the Renault UK Clio Cup with reigning champions JamSport Racing.

Harrison launched his career in the Ginetta Junior Championship back in 2012, taking three top five finishes in his first six races before budgetary problems ended his campaign.

After sitting on the sidelines for a few years, Harrison made a triumphant return to competition two years ago in the MINI Challenge with Coastal Racing.

Winning the Cooper class title at the first attempt, Harrison then stepped up to the headline JCW class last season and finished second overall in the standings as the Rookie champion.

Harrison is JamSport’s first named driver for the 2017 Clio Cup campaign, with the team having won the Clio Cup title for the first time last year with Ant Whorton-Eales.

“The dream has always been the BTCC and I have looked seriously at the UK Clio Cup before – thanks to my main sponsor Warburton Building Services increasing their support I’m now on the grid and excited about joining JamSport who won the title last year,” said Harrison.

“I’ve watched lots of the UK Clio Cup action on TV and the racing is really close and also a big challenge which is what I like. The biggest challenge could be Thruxton – it’s the fastest track in the country and I’ve not raced there before.”