Power Maxed Racing sign Josh Cook
Power Maxed Racing has confirmed the signing of Renault Clio Cup UK Vice Champion Josh Cook. Josh will pilot the team’s second Chevrolet Cruze for the 2015 season under the new #RacingforHeroes banner, the dedicated motorsport fundraising partner of the Help for Heroes charity.
The 23-year-old from Bath has had a strong racing career to date with multiple Championships to his name. In 2014 Josh competed in the UK Clio Cup Championship, narrowly missing out on the Championship in the final stages despite an impressive six race wins. Cook took the record for the most podium finishes and most laps led.
Josh Cook stated, “The realisation that I will be lining up on the BTCC grid has not yet sunk in. I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Cruze and battle it out, although I am under no illusions of the challenge that lies ahead. The recent team changes at Power Maxed Racing, including the appointment of Martin Broadhurst as Team Manager fill me with confidence that this will be a long and successful partnership.”
Adam Weaver, Power Maxed Racing Team Principal, commented, “I’m excited to have Josh on board, he’s excelled throughout his career and it’s great to be helping him realise his dream and his potential of racing in the BTCC.”
Weaver continued, “Josh will add a good dose of youth and enthusiasm to the team and I’m sure both he and Dave will keep each other on their toes and spur each other on.”
Josh has been heavily involved in the launch of the #RacingforHeroes fundraising partnership with Help for Heroes which will be raising money for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and Veterans through Motorsport. Peter Thorpe, #RacingforHeroes Founder adds, “I am delighted that we have been able to bring #RacingforHeroes into the Power Maxed Racing Team. PMR is hugely supportive of our commitment to assisting Help for Heroes in their work to support our wounded heroes, not just today and tomorrow – but for years to come.”
The team has a test schedule planned between now and the first round and will unveil the much-anticipated livery at the BTCC Season Launch on the 24th March.
See Power Maxed Racing’s video announcement below: