Trade Price Cars Racing has confirmed that they have signed Bobby Thompson for the 2020 British Touring Car Championship.
Thompson has spent the last two seasons racing a VW CC in the BTCC, achieving a best result of sixth place at the opening round at Brands Hatch last season.
The 2017 VW Racing Cup champion finished 22nd in last year’s BTCC driver’s standings, and he will now make the switch to an Audi A3 for Trade Price Cars Racing, as he looks to make further improvements and fight for regular top ten finishes as well as the Jack Sears Trophy.
Speaking about the announcement, Thompson said: “It’s great to have signed a deal with Trade Price Cars Racing and I’m really looking forward to the new season.
“As a new team, they had a fantastic year with plenty of success on track, and my goal is to help them build on that in 2020 and fight for more trophies.
“I’ve been able to learn a lot during the two seasons that I’ve spent in the BTCC so far, and I think I’ve shown I have the pace to run inside the top ten.
“The goal now is to do that on a regular basis and I think it’s something that we can do with ease based on how the car performed this year with Jake [Hill].”
Trade Price Cars had a strong debut season, finishing the year 11th in the teams’ standings, and team owner, Dan Kirby, believes that Thompson possesses the potential to help the team score regular top ten finishes.
“We’re delighted to confirm Bobby as our first driver for the 2020 season.” commented Kirby.
“When we announced that we were going to join the BTCC grid twelve months ago, he was a driver who we tried to get onboard, and although it was close, we weren’t quite able to get the deal done.
“He is someone who we have kept a close eye on throughout the year and it’s fantastic that we’ve now been able to get a deal sorted to bring him onboard.
“He is is a driver who has shown real potential during his time in touring cars and I’m confident that when he gets behind the wheel of our Audi, he will be able to take a step forward and regularly fight inside the top ten.
“He certainly has the talent to make it onto the podium and I think that is a realistic goal for him to aim for.
“With Bobby as part of our new-look driver pairing for 2020, I think another good season lies ahead.”