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Ant Whorton-Eales announced as Boardman replacement at AmD MG

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Ant Whorton-Eales BTCC
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There is a new look driver line-up for AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance this weekend at Snetterton as Ant Whorton-Eales makes a return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after replacing Tom Boardman in the team.

Whorton-Eales made his BTCC début in 2017 as a member of the AmD squad when they just ran the Audi S3 Saloon. In his first year, Ant scored a best finish of sixth at Silverstone and finished second overall in the Jack Sears Trophy.

Currently heading the MINI Challenge with three wins, Ant initially had a deal in place to drive one of the Audi’s in the BTCC. However, with the blessing of Team Principal Shaun Hollamby he was allowed to take a sabbatical in order to compete in the MINI Challenge.

Since the Lichfield-based driver is a mid-season change, he will have to run 45kg of success ballast in his MG6 GT at Snetterton.

“I was really interested in taking part in the Snetterton weekend with the special Diamond Double race, and it’s great that we’ve been able to do a deal with Shaun to race the MG,” Said Whorton-Eales of the deal.

“It’s a bit of a last minute thing and I know that it will be a huge challenge, but I’m really looking forward to it and I have to say thanks to Shaun and to both AutoAid and RCIB Insurance for the opportunity.

“It’s hard to make any predictions in terms of what to expect results wise, so I’m just going to go out there, enjoy myself and see what happens.

“If I can get somewhere close to Rory then I think it’ll be a job well done.”

Team Principal Shaun Hollamby is confident that his new driver can perform well,

“We’ve had a busy summer period after the changes we decided to make to the MG programme and we’re delighted to be able to welcome Ant back into the AmD fold this weekend.

“We know what he is capable of from our time working together last season and even though he will be driving the MG for the first time, we are confident he can do a good job on track.”

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