Hamilton to join British Touring Car grid

Nicolas Hamilton, brother of F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, will race in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this season.

Nick Hamilton (right), with his father and brother, after racing in the Clio Cup.

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The 22-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, has previously raced in the Clio Cup in 2011 and 2012, and in the European Touring Car Cup. He'll make his BTCC debut driving an Audi A3 for Shaun Hollamby's AMD Tuning team.

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A 32-car entry is expected to be announced later this morning for this year's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

It will include former champions Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden, Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington, as well as eight more drivers who have won races in the category.