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AmD MG announce Josh Caygill for final two BTCC rounds of 2018

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Josh Caygill
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AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing have confirmed that Josh Caygill will race one of their MG6 GT’s for the final two rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Caygill will race alongside teammate Rory Butcher, in a car formerly held by Tom Boardman, Ant Whorton-Eales and more recently Glynn Geddie, at Silverstone this weekend and the finale at Brands Hatch GP.

The twenty-nine year old initially raced motorbikes as a career before making the switch to four wheels in 2013. He has since raced in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and the Audi Sport TT Cup which supports the DTM.

After a move to sportscars last year, in 2018 he has been a member of Team Parker Racing driving a Bentley Continental GT in the Blancpain Sprint Series. Being paired up with former BTCC and MG6 driver Aron Taylor-Smith.

Josh had the opportunity to test the MG recently in a test at Snetterton to make sure he is prepared for this BTCC foray.

Speaking about this opportunity to race in the championship. Josh said,

“I’m over the moon to have agreed a deal to join the team for the final two rounds of the season.

“The BTCC is a series that I have wanted to compete in for a long time but the right opportunity has never come along before. When this chance arrived, I grabbed it with both hands.

“Having had chance to sample the MG last week, the car felt really nice, even though the rear end was a bit lively, and it was good to be back in front-wheel drive having spent the last few years in GT machinery.

 “I’m open minded about the weekend ahead and my only aim is to go out there and do my best. I want to enjoy myself and if we come away from Silverstone with a good result on the board, then I’ll view it as a bonus at this stage

“For me, these two rounds are an opportunity to see what the BTCC is all about and if it works for both me and my sponsors, then it is certainly something I’d look at for 2019.”

 

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