Hamilton joins BTCC with TH Honda
|By Jamie O'Leary||Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 09:53 GMT|
Matt Hamilton will make his British Touring Car Championship debut at Rockingham later this month after joining TH Motorsport.
Hamilton, 19, a Formula Palmer Audi race-winner, will race a Honda Civic-R alongside the Integra-R of the team's regular driver John George.
"I'm very excited about it," said Hamilton. "Although I know it's going to be to a big challenge. But touring cars is where I'm aiming myself at now and I hope I can settle in quite quickly.
"The plan is to use these two rounds as tests really, to get myself bedded in, and then to hopefully raise enough interest to get a budget together for a full programme next year.
"I have no qualms about doing my testing in public, and being new to touring cars, I'm sure I'll gain a lot more by racing against other cars than by driving around on my own on a test day."
Hamilton has already tested the Civic twice, on a wet day at Rockingham, and at Donington Park.