Autoparts UK will be sponsoring aspiring motor racing driver Ruaridh Clark in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup, regarded as the most exciting saloon car championship in the UK.
Scotland-born Clark is only 17 years old and is the youngest registered competitor to join Team JWB Motorsport, racing in a Volkswagen Scirocco. The championship’s fourth race meeting was recently held at Brands Hatch during Deutsche Fest, one of the venue’s biggest events of the year, on the 17th of June, where Clark qualified on pole for the race and now impressively holds the unofficial lap record.Finishing second, he currently sits seventh in the championship going into the next race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, taking place between the 21st and 22nd of July.
“I am really excited to be racing in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup and happy with my progress so far. I am relishing the challenges of driving a front wheel drive car and am delighted to have smashed the lap record recently at Brands Hatch! Having Autoparts UK’s support reflects their confidence and belief in me as a young driver just starting their career, which helps enormously,” said Ruaridh Clark.
Clark has a real passion for endurance racing, coming from a Karting background before getting a taste of tin-top motorsport in the BMW Compact Cup. His ultimate ambition is to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours.
“We’re delighted to get behind one of motorsport’s brightest young talents and look forward to tracking his progress as the season continues. His success so far has really demonstrated his potential and we’re genuinely excited to see how he is going to build on that,” said Craig McCracken, Autoparts UK group managing director.
The 2018 Milltek Sport Volkswagen Cup started on the 31st of March at Silverstone with the first race and then moved on to some of Europe’s most well-known racing circuits. The season will wrap up at Donington between the 22nd and 23rd of September for the final 15th and 16th rounds.