United Autosports' new driver Luke Hines says he can't wait to get back into the championship, after being unveiled as the team's replacement for Glynn Geddie this afternoon.
United Autosports has confirmed that Luke Hines will join the team for the final two rounds of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Luke will race the team’s Toyota Avensis alongside team-mate James Cole at the final two rounds at Silverstone and Brands Hatch. He replaces Glynn Geddie, who was suspended by the team earlier this month after being arrested for drink driving.
2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car champion Shedden arrives at Silverstone sitting third in the drivers’ standings, 64 points adrift of the top of the table following a difficult weekend at Rockingham a fortnight ago.
But he insists he will be pushing hard to take the chase for the coveted crown right the way down to the wire in the Brands Hatch finale.
Despite Colin Turkington stretching his championship lead with an impressive recent double at Rockingham his West Surrey Racing squad remains cautious over its chances at Silverstone next time out.
Turkington’s 2013 championship challenge was effectively ended at the home of the British Grand Prix when contact sent him tumbling out of the final contest last year. Not only is that incident fresh in the memory but team boss Dick Bennetts also believes that the circuit doesn’t necessarily suit the characteristics of the eBay Motors-backed BMW 125i M Sports.
Honda Racing will be without its grid girls for the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone next weekend, but is replacing them with grid boys.