Nathan Edwards will join up with championship leaders MRM for the Croft rounds this weekend.
Edwards impressed when he took part in three rounds in his InterCleanse-backed car in 2018 and he will once again have their backing on his return.
The 20-year-old had hoped to return to the series at Brands Hatch but was unable to get the budget together.
Speaking of the news Edwards commented: “It would have been great to do the first event at my home circuit of Brands Hatch, but Croft was always the realistic target with the budget we have.”
“I’m very happy that I’ll be with MRM – their drivers Jack Young and Brett Lidsey are 1-2 in the championship and they also lead the teams’ standings so I know I’m in excellent hands when it comes to car set-up and engineering.”
Despite not having raced since 2018, Edwards is hoping that in a front-running car he will be able to show his potential and attract additional sponsors and credibility in his pursuit of reaching the British Touring Car Championship.
“The plan is to be on the grid a few more times after Croft as well. It might be the final year for the UK Clio Cup but still nothing comes close for drivers looking to gain credibility in front of the touring car teams and potential sponsors and I want to take every opportunity I get to do the best I can.” added Edwards.
MRM are having another strong season, leading the Team standings by 25 points from Team HARD. Team Principal Mike Ritchie said: “Nathan is a very exciting talent and we’re delighted to be running him alongside Jack and Brett at Croft.”
“We were fortunate to achieve a pair of 1-2 results at Donington Park last time out so the next thing would be an even rarer 1-2-3 – Nathan knows how tough this grid is but he’s certainly got the ability to help give us a chance of a result like that…”
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