Ricky Collard made his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut at Rockingham in 2018 as a substitute for his father Rob at Team BMW.
The 22-year-old from Eversley, Hampshire, joined Colin Turkington at the WSR-run team at Rockingham and the following round at Knockhill while Rob recovered from a concussion sustained as a result of two high-speed incidents at Snetterton in July.
Ricky – a BMW Motorsport Junior driver, who has competed primarily in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2018 – tested the BMW 125i M Sport BTCC car at Silverstone late last year and has also participated in several pre-event shakedown sessions.
A BRDC Rising Star, Ricky was the runner-up in the BTCC-supporting F4 British Championship in 2015 and in BRDC F3 the following season.
A class-winner at the 2017 Nurburgring 24 Hours and a race winner in Germany’s ultra-competitive ADAC GT Masters series, Ricky this year claimed a British GT4 podium at Oulton Park following a late call-up and saw his car run second at the recent Spa 24 Hours before an issue forced its retirement.
Date of Birth: 30 July, 1996
Lives: Hampshire, England
Team: Team BMW
Car: BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC Debut: Rockingham, 2018BTCC Races: 9
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