18/06/2018

Junior Champion Jack Young to join Jade Edwards & Brett Lidsey in MRM line-up

Jack Young will graduate to the Renault UK Clio Cup for the second half of its 2018 season with the MRM squad with which he won last year’s inaugural Clio Cup Junior championship.
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The 16-year-old will join Jade Edwards and Brett Lidsey in MRM’s line-up at Snetterton in late July.

This is the first opportunity he will have to return to racing having spent the first half of the year studying for and sitting his school exams!

Jack, with sponsorship from Arkoni and DT Source, commented: “It’s been painful not racing for nearly nine months but I’ve got time ahead of me so my exams have been a priority – I’ll still be getting in a half a season to prepare for a full campaign in 2019.

“It’ll be a bit of an eye opener jumping up to the Clio Cup – it’s the best single make saloon car category in Europe and we’re on a massive stage alongside the British Touring Car Championship and live on ITV4!

“But MRM have been delivering some strong results with Jade and Brett, plus Colin Turkington who currently leads the BTCC is a good pal so I’m sure I’ll feel at home pretty quickly in the paddock!”

And said MRM Team Principal Mike Ritchie: “We’re delighted to announce that Jack will be in our third car and this is further proof of how attractive the Clio Cup is for younger drivers.

“The way Jack transferred his racing skills from karts across to cars in Clio Cup Junior last year was pretty special and I am sure he will be on the pace.”

Renault Sport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes added: “Jack was a deserving Clio Cup Junior Champion in 2017 and, with everything he’s learnt about the car during that campaign, I’m sure that he will be one to watch.

“It’s also great to see MRM increasing the numbers of cars it is running in the Clio Cup – the second team to announce it is doing so within a week.”