Burns becomes the latest youngster to benefit from BMR’s association with Pyro that in 2015 took Ashley Sutton to the Clio Cup title.
Sutton, now the reigning BTCC Champion for BMR, will provide Burns with extensive coaching during 2018’s Clio Cup season as part of the Academy’s support for the 16-year-old.
Burns’s car will also sport distinctive BMR Academy logos – just as Sutton’s did three years ago.
BMR Team Principal Warren Scott commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bradley on board. He is certainly one to watch and we are confident that he has an exciting season ahead of him in the Renault UK Clio Cup.
“Many of the BTCC’s top drivers come from the Clio Cup and I am very pleased that with the partnership of Team Pyro the BMR Academy will give him the ideal platform to progress. We all look forward to supporting him in his future development.”
Team Pyro Principal Mark Hunt said: “Bradley came to us mid-way through 2017 from junior car racing; from the very first test we saw how much potential he had behind the wheel. He raced with us at the back end of 2017 and participated in the last three rounds of the Clio Cup championship as an insight for the following season.
“It’s great for Bradley to be picked up by BMR and to join their Academy. Our first experience with the BMR Academy was with Ashley Sutton back in 2015 – he went on to win the Renault UK Clio Cup and then two years later the BTCC; this proves that it gives you all the tools required to succeed in your racing career. We are delighted as a team to be associated with a team such as Team BMR.”