Talented racer Lucas Orrock has signed for reigning UK Clio Cup champions JamSport Racing to contest the 2017 UK Clio Cup season.
Orrock spent last year competing in Europe where he raced in the Seat Leon Eurocup with Zest RaceCar Engineering before switching to Wolf Power Racing later in the season. He was a front running driver in the Seat Leon Eurocup and was runner up in the Volkswagen Racing Cup in 2015. The 26-year-old driver is also a multiple champion in both single karts and gearbox karts.
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For the upcoming season, he has made the switch to the UK Clio Cup which he feels is the pinnacle of single make front wheel drive racing within the UK. All eighteen rounds of the championship are taking place as support races to the British Touring Car Championship. This helps to guarantee the teams, drivers and sponsors huge crowds in attendance at the circuits as well as live free-to-air television coverage on ITV4 on Sundays of the race weekends. The 2017 season will begin with media day at Rockingham, located in Corby, on Friday 17th of march. The opening race weekend of the season takes place at Brands Hatch, located in Longfield, on the 1st and 2nd of April.
Orrock has always dreamed of racing alongside the British Touring Car Championship with a dream of one day competing in the pinnacle of British Motorsport. Budget has always made it difficult for him to make a deal to race in either but this year he has managed to sign one with JamSport Racing. He took part in his first test with JamSport last week at Snetterton, located in Norfolk, and was immediately on the pace and enjoyed the test day. Orrock particularly enjoyed the switch to the paddle shift gearbox which is a nice unique characteristic of the Clio Cup car.
He has experience in club level racing as well as experience he gained racing in Europe last year. For 2017 he is looking forward to showing what he is capable of in the UK Clio Cup in the hopes of getting a move up into the BTCC in the near future.
©Fay Tilley 24th February 2017