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Josh Cook

Biography

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-run Chevrolet Cruze the following year alongside experienced tin-top campaigner Dave Newsham.

A strong first season saw Cook claim seven top ten finishes including 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 Cup sparring partner Bushell to lift the Jack Sears Trophy for top rookie.

Cook added two further rostrums in 2016 with the factory MG squad, before moving to Team Parker Racing with Maximum Motorsport for 2017. He steered the lime green Ford Focus to fourth spot at Oulton Park, switching back to MG machinery midway through the campaign.

In 2018, Cook joined the works Vauxhall effort at Power Maxed TAG Racing and won in two of the opening three race weekends. He sealed four further podiums on his way to sixth in the Drivers’ running.

For 2019, Cook made the move to BTC Racing, driving the outfit’s newly-acquired Honda Civic Type R (FK8) to three superb victories and fourth in the final standings.

Cook remained with the team in 2020, bagging a trio of wins – including his first double, at Croft – and finishing in the top ten following a consistent second half of the year.

Sticking with BTC Racing for the 2021 campaign, Cook kicked off the year with an impressive double victory during Thruxton’s season opener and, alongside four other visits to the rostrum throughout the year, ended the campaign in a similar fashion with a pair of wins at Brands Hatch.

Fresh off the back of his best performance in the series so far, having clinched third in the overall title battle, Cook continues with the squad in 2022, racing under the Rich Energy BTC Racing banner.


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Season Results

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying16th
Race 18th
Race 25th
Race 33rd
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying5th
Race 11st
Race 21st
Race 38th
ThruxtonQualifying1st
Race 11st
Race 21st
Race 35th
Oulton ParkQualifying10th
Race 18th
Race 29th
Race 33rd
CroftQualifying20th
Race 115th
Race 211th
Race 32nd
KnockhillQualifying14th
Race 115th
Race 213th
Race 38th
SnettertonQualifying22nd
Race 120th
Race 215th
Race 311th
Thruxton 2Qualifying2nd
Race 113th
Race 28th
Race 31st
SilverstoneQualifying12th
Race 113th
Race 28th
Race 36th
Brands Hatch GPQualifying9th
Race 111th
Race 27th
Race 32nd

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 15 June 1991
Place of Birth: Bath, Somerset
Lives in: Bristol
Team: Rich Energy BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2015

BTCC Races: 236
BTCC Wins: 18
BTCC Podiums: 37
BTCC Poles: 3
BTCC Fastest Laps: 21
BTCC Points: 1664

Driver Titles

2015 Jack Sears Trophy

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