Positive first test of 2015 for JamSport trio

“A very happy Clio trio” is how JamSport team boss Sam Cotton described his three Renault UK Clio Cup drivers Dan Holland (pictured) and newcomers George Jackson and Tom Grundy after their first test of 2015 at Brands Hatch.
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A wet track which later dried enabled each driver to put the Northampton team’s cars through their paces in differing conditions on Brands’s Indy circuit which will host the opening two rounds of this year’s 18-round Clio Cup on the weekend of Sat 4th/Sun 5th April.

Cotton said: “All three made good progress throughout the day and each was able to make his own various set-up changes.

“Dan and George performed very well throughout the day and were within a few tenths of each other for their first time back in the seat in 2015.”

For Grundy, Brands Hatch marked his first time in a Clio Cup car – having turned 17 in early September he will be the youngest driver on the grid and is set to commute to and from races from his home in Dubai!

Cotton added: “Tom started the day with a seat fitting and a quick run through of what all the controls do. He then progressed through the day with help from our driver coach to being well within reach of Dan and George. A very happy Jam-Sport Clio trio…”

Some anticipate that Holland will be able to fight for race wins in JamSport’s first full Clio Cup campaign – the squad joined mid-way through 2014 with the 27-year-old from Dagenham signing off his season in fine style with a fourth place result in the final round on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. 

Holland said: “It was after lunch when the track had dried out and we could put the car on slick tyres that we really got going – everything up until then was just about getting back into the rhythm.

“Lap after lap I just got faster and more confident in the car – especially on the brakes which I struggled with a bit before. I’m now more confident in how the car reacts whereas before I couldn’t drive the car to its limits… I was using tyres from the finals meeting in October and getting close to last year’s pole time around the Indy circuit.”


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