Autoparts UK to sponsor 17-year-old Scottish driver in VW Racing Cup

Autoparts UK to sponsor 17-year-old Scottish driver in VW Racing Cup

AUTOPARTS UK is sponsoring a 17-year-old British driver in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup.

Scottish-born Ruaridh Clark, pictured, is currently the youngest registered competitor to join JWB Motorsport and is racing a VW Scirocco. He stood out at the championship’s fourth race meeting at the Brands Hatch Deutsche Fest on June 17, where he qualified for pole position, finished second and claimed an unofficial lap record.

Clark is currently ranked at seventh place in the championship, with the next race taking place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on July 21 and 22.

Having been introduced to motorsport via the karting world, Clark got his first proper racing gig in the BMW Compact Cup. His ultimate ambition is to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Commenting on the sponsorship from Autoparts UK, Clark said: ‘I am really excited to be racing in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup and happy with my progress so far.

‘I am relishing the challenges of driving a front wheel drive car and am delighted to have smashed the lap record recently at Brands Hatch!

‘Having Autoparts UK’s support reflects the brand’s confidence and belief in me as a young driver just starting my career, which helps enormously.’

Craig McCracken, group managing director of Autoparts UK, added: ‘We’re delighted to get behind one of motorsport’s brightest young talents and look forward to tracking his progress as the season continues.

‘His success so far has really demonstrated his potential and we’re genuinely excited to see how he is going to build on that.’

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