Jade Edwards returns to Clio Cup for remainder of season
Jade Edwards will return to the UK Clio Cup for the remainder of the season having missed Knockhill due to financial problems.
Edwards spent the majority of the season racing for Team HARD but budget problems meant that she was forced to sit out of the Knockhill rounds earlier in the month.
But the 28-year-old will now make a return to the series in the Clio that BTCC driver, Daniel Rowbottom took to three victories in 2018, and the car will be run by Assetto Motorsport, a team operated by Edwards’ family, including her father and brother-in-law.
“I’m obviously delighted to be back on the Clio Cup grid for Silverstone and Brands Hatch and a huge thanks to Cataclean and Daniel Rowbottom for stepping in and supporting me.” commented Edwards.
“I’ve had a very constructive time with Team HARD and in fact wouldn’t have been racing at all in 2019 without their help.
“Unfortunately, recent budget constraints meant I had to miss Knockhill so we’ve been forced to come up with an alternative to keep going. The fact Assetto is family run certainly helps.”
Rowbottom stepped in to help Edwards after seeing her withdraw from the Knockhill rounds and felt that it was a win-win situation for his sponsor Cataclean as they will now get double the exposure at the remaining rounds, with Edwards’ Clio retaining the original 2018 livery.
“Cataclean and I saw Jade had missed Knockhill. She’s a good friend and we wanted to help – the car was still available so why not!?” commented Rowbottom.
“This also gives Cataclean double exposure at BTCC events and two cars in its colours for the crowd to follow so it’s a win-win solution all-round.”
Edwards currently sits seventh in the driver’s standings, having achieved a best result of fourth at the second round of the season on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.