Former Renault UK Clio Cup driver Daniel Rowbottom is joining the ranks of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship after it was confirmed he will be driving a Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
2018 was a breakthrough year in the Clio Cup for Rowbottom. After three seasons in the championship he scored his maiden victory in the championship en route to becoming one of four drivers still in mathematical contention for the championship at the final round.
This step up to the BTCC grid has been backed by long-time sponsor Cataclean.
Dan was pleased with the effort to get him to the grid and is excited to get the new season underway,
“To join the BTCC grid is a dream come true.
“Cataclean has been a great backer of my racing and with its support we have been able to make this possible for 2019 and beyond.
“With Ciceley Motorsport we have found a team that is a perfect fit and one that I am really happy to be with. We have been talking to the guys at Ciceley for a while and I have a really good feeling about the team and it will be great to be able to learn from Adam Morgan who has proved that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a winning car.
“I can’t wait to get started.”
Ciceley Motorsport Commercial Director Norman Burgess spoke of Ciceley’s admiration of the plucky Rowbottom in the Clio Cup,
“We are delighted to welcome Dan to the team. We have been watching his pace in the Renault Clio Cup and have been very impressed, especially as he has been the real underdog up against the bigger teams.”