Josh Cook rejoins Triple Eight Racing
Triple Eight Racing Press Release
Triple Eight Racing is now delighted to confirm the replacement driver for the remainder of the 2017 BTCC season. The entire team, MG and all our partners are thrilled to welcome back Josh Cook.
Josh enjoyed working with Triple Eight Racing during 2016 in which he achieved an excellent season both on and off the circuit. Highlights included front row qualifying results and podiums. Josh also notched an impressive 14 ‘top ten’ finishes during his maiden year in the MG6.
Together with Josh and his engineer, who accompanies him on this move, the team hope to pick up the momentum of 2016 and continue to enjoy further success together.
Newly appointed Team Principal Nico Ferrari expresses his delight at the new signing.
“It’s a shame things didn’t work out with Dan (Daniel Lloyd) but now we’re in a great position to continue improving the MG6 and we can start to prove the capability of the car. The team have gone through a huge shake up in recent weeks and this is only adding to the strength of the new look Triple Eight Racing.”
Ferrari went on to comment on how he believes the two drivers will work well together as a team and accelerate the performance of the MG6.
“Josh’s experience in the MG last year will be a huge boost for our engineering team. Árón (Árón Taylor-‐Smith) is a superb driver and has done an exceptional job developing the car, these two will work great together both racing but also promoting our partners MG. Josh was excellent last year, as is Árón this year so we’re now in a position to really capitalise on two brilliant drivers.”
Josh Cook who has already competed in the first four rounds of the 2017 BTCC season for Maximum Motorsport describes his thoughts on the move.
“Firstly I would like to thank all those at Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport for the opportunity at the start of the season and for all of their hard work. I wish them further success and now look forward to building on my 2016 season with MG in the MG6.”
Team Manager Micky Sergeant added, “Fantastic to have Josh back in the team. A great ambassador for Triple Eight, MG and the sport in general both on and off track. There was always unfinished business from my point of view and I relish the chance to work with him once again.”
Josh Cook will be competing at rounds 13,14 and 15 this weekend at Croft with Triple Eight Racing.