Josh Cook engaged in a hard-fought duel with Mike Bushell for the 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup crown – winning more races but just missing out on the title in the Brands Hatch finale – which catapulted him onto the BTCC grid in a Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze the following year alongside experienced tin-top campaigner Dave Newsham.
A strong first season saw Cook claim seven top ten finishes and a podium at Rockingham – and scrap energetically for the lead in a lively race at Donington Park. That enabled him to prevail in the battle of the newcomers, exacting revenge on Clio sparring partner Bushell to lift the Jack Sears Trophy for top rookie.
Cook added two further rostrums in 2016 with the factory MG squad, and moved to Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport for 2017. Cook steered the lime green Focus to a best of fourth spot at Oulton Park, switching midway through the campaign back to MG machinery with the factory squad.
In 2018, Cook joined the factory Vauxhall effort at Power Maxed TAG Racing alongside Senna Proctor and won in each of the opening two race weekends. He sealed four further podiums on the way to sixth in the Drivers’ running.
For 2019, Cook made the move to BTC Racing, and will drive the outfit’s newly-acquired Honda Civic Type R (FK8).
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Date of Birth: 15th June 1991
Lives in: Bristol
Team: BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2015BTCC Races: 140
2015 Jack Sears Trophy