VW Cup racer Andy Wilmot to race for Welch Motorsport in BTCC

Volkswagen Cup graduate Andy Wilmot will compete in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Welch Motorsport in a Proton Gen-2

VW Cup racer Andy Wilmot to race for Welch Motorsport in BTCC

The 34-year-old took part in a one-off outing at Rockingham in 2013 in a Team Hard VW CC and spent this season working to secure a budget.

Now he has the funds in place, the Kent racer has tied up a deal to join John and Dan Welch's team. Dan Welch is aiming to race the sister car.

Wilmot said: "Certainly have a lot to learn, but over the winter months with the test schedule planned and in a car that is very well sorted handling-wise, I think Dan and John will get the best out of me."

Team boss John Welch said: "I'm delighted that Andy has shown faith in us, we certainly did not have the best year with developing our own engines.

"For next season the organisers are evaluating the engine parity regulations and this certainly will make a big difference.

"As yet we have not taken the decision which way we will go with the engine - using the TOCA unit or our own.

"We won't make the choice until we have completed the dyno program with updated components and electronics that has been underway since the season finished with XtecR.

"Andy fits in well with us and has been working very hard to pull this deal together.

"It's our intention to ensure he is fully competitive and also enjoys his first complete season in the championship."

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