Anton Spires to race with Westbourne Motorsport at Brands Hatch

Anton Spires will complete a four car line-up for Westborne Motorsport at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Spires contested in 14 of the 18 Clio Cup rounds of the 2016 Clio Cup season and he finished runner up in the 2017 Michelin Clio Cup.

“It’s great knowing I’ll be back racing in the Clio Cup this weekend and I certainly feel I have some unfinished business to take care of after I wasn’t able to see out the full season in 2016.” said the 26-year-old.

“Of course I’d love to be back for the whole season but let’s see how things go this weekend and take it from there.”

Despite not having raced in the championship for a couple of years, Spires is hoping to still be competitive at Brands.

“We at least managed to get in a couple of tests with Westbourne recently – one of them on the Brands Indy circuit that we’re racing on this weekend – so I feel I’m up to speed with things.” commented Spires.

“I’ve obviously built a strong rapport with the Westbourne people and everyone saw in 2018 just how good a team they are with their results so I know I’m in a good place.”

Westbourne Motorsport Joint Team Principal, James Colburn said: “We are delighted to have Anton join the team for the first rounds this weekend.”

“Having run Anton in the Michelin Clio Series as well as working with him when he competed in the Clio Cup previously, we know he has the pace to be at the sharp end of the grid and will certainly be a great team-mate for our younger drivers to learn from.”

At the age of 26, Spires will be the oldest driver on the grid at Brands Hatch. His teammates, Ben Colburn and Aaron Thompson are both 19 and Finlay Robinson is 17.

 

Feature Image credit: Anton Spires Facebook

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