Dan Kirby to make BTCC debut at Snetterton test

Ginetta GT4 driver, Dan Kirby will make his British Touring Car Championship debut at the upcoming test at Snetterton.

The two day Dunlop tyre test will take place on the 16th and 17th July, and Kirby will drive for Trade Price Cars Racing.

Kirby – the managing director of Trade Price Cars and owner of the Trade Price Cars Racing team – has been racing in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup this year and currently sits eighth in the championship.

He took his maiden win at Donington in the Am class last month and has got two podiums to his name as well as one pole position.

Kirby will be sharing his Audi S3 with current team driver Jake Hill. Mark Blundell will also be testing the sister car.

Speaking about his participation in the test, Kirby said: “Having watched Jake and Mark in action during the first five rounds of the year, it will be interesting to see things from their perspective and to experience the Audi for myself,”

“Of course, I’m looking forward to seeing how I measure up against the BTCC field in terms of my lap-times, although I’m realistic about where I expect to be given my level of experience compared to the rest of the grid.”

“As a team, we are working hard to make improvements to the car so we can build on the results that we have enjoyed so far this season.”

“We want to make sure that when we go to Snetterton next month, we can hit the ground running.”

Trade Price Cars Racing currently sit 11th in the Teams Standings with a total of 72 points.