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3Ash Hand

"I love racing in the Clio Cup because it attracts drivers who are at a very high level. You know the best will go on to great things and because of the high level there is immense satisfaction when you win..."

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Age 24
Nationality British
Lives Nuneaton
Occupation Racing Driver
Sponsors Matrix Motorsport
Team Matrix Motorsport



Career Highlights

Renault UK Clio Cup
Team Pyro 2013, SV Racing 2014, back to Pyro for 2015 and again in 2017 after a season in Renault Sport Trophy (see below). 8th outright in first two seasons. 2013: Best Result 3rd. 2014: 1 pole (Brands GP); 1 lap record (Knockhill); 5 podiums; Best result: 2nd (x3). 2015: Championship runner-up after season-long battle with team-mate and eventual Champion Ashley Sutton and Ant Whorton-Eales. Achieved an unrivalled 7 wins (including ‘doubles’ at Thruxton and Knockhill) plus 8 pole positions, 6 fastest laps. Led standings right up until final round. BTCC test in Motorbase Ford Focus. Contested opening 6 rounds of 2017 with a best result of 4th.
2016 Renault Sport Trophy
Contested opening rounds of the series - for Renault Sport's sensational 500bhp R.S.01 'silhouette' sports/GT racer - at Aragon (Spain), Imola (Italy) and Red Bull Ring (Austria) for Team Oregon.
Started in BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Minimax and quickly graduated to Junior then Senior Rotax Max categories. CHAMPION 2009 MSA Kartmasters British Grand Prix and 2010 Formula Kart Stars (both at Junior level).
Next Race > Brands Hatch Indy

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