Ben Davis has announced that he will compete in his first full Clio Cup season with MRM in 2019.
The 25-year-old has previously competed in two Clio Cup events in the past and has already tested the 2019 Clio at Snetterton, Donington Park and Brands Hatch.
Speaking after testing Davis said, “I managed 160 laps in the MRM car at Brands Hatch which is important going into the first rounds there – these will be my first car races for over two years and only my fifth car racing event ever!”
“It’s taken some time to pull the right deal together but it means I’ll cherish things even more – to be part of the Clio Cup’s very professional grid and knowing I’ll be going on a UK-wide tour racing in front of the BTCC crowds and on ITV4… I’m buzzing to get going!”
This is Davis’ first full season racing cars having previously competed in Karting. Despite his inexperience, he is aiming for podiums from the outset at Brands Hatch.
MRM won the Clio Cup “World Final” last November with Jack Young and the Northern Irish driver has already announced he will race for the team again in 2019.
Speaking of Davis’ announcement Team Principal Mike Ritchie said, “We’re delighted to have Ben joining us for 2019 – he’s been excellent to deal with on the business side and has immediately impressed in his first few tests with us in the Clio Cup car.”
“We like to make our drivers feel like family at MRM and Ben is fitting in straight away which always makes the job easier! I believe he can have a really strong season with us.”
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