Motorsport: Aaron Thompson signs with JamSport for UK Clio Cup
PUBLISHED: 11:30 03 March 2017
Romford teenager to continue his progression through the ranks this season
Romford racer Aaron Thompson is looking forward to the start of the new season after signing to race for reigning champions JamSport in the UK Clio Cup.
The 17-year-old has a good record with JamSport, having won the Junior Fiesta title in 2015 before narrowly missing out on the Senior title at the first attempt last year.
Now, though, Thomspon has the chance to step up another to race in the UK Clio Cup and race in what he describes as one of the premier motor racing championships in Britain”, where his sponsors will be SDT Contracts.
“The vast majority of people are of course paying to come through the gates to see the British Touring Car Championships, but the UK Clio Cup is the one they come to watch as well – it is that good,” he said.
“The new season is only just over a month away and I’m feeling relaxed, but also like a child on Christmas Eve at the same time!
“I tested the UK Clio Cup car for the first time last week at Snetterton and I have to be honest, it felt like I’d gone from glorified track car to real racing car. The grip levels are immense and it’s probably one of the best cars you can ever drive.”
Thompson is the third generation of a racing family, with grandfather Dave was a top short oval competitor and his father Steven a big name in Legends racing.
The younger Thompson also lso holds the record for most wins in Fiesta Juniors having, remarkably, contested his first race in the category on his 14th birthday.
The new UK Clio Cup season begins at Brands Hatch on the weekend of April 1-2.