Sutton chosen for 2017 BRDC Superstars

Subaru driver Ashley Sutton has been chosen as one of the BRDC Superstars, the elite programme run by the Silverstone owners to promote British racing talent.

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The British Racing Drivers' Club founded the programme in 2008 under the auspices of then President Damon Hill and programme director Tim Harvey.

Over 60 drivers have since benefited from the guidance the BRDC SuperStars scheme has to offer.

Lloyd lands MG factory drive for 2017 BTCC campaign

Huddersfield’s Daniel Lloyd has been named as part of the manufacturer-backed MG RCiB Insurance Racing line-up for the British marque’s 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign.

24-year-old Lloyd made a spectacular addition to the BTCC grid during his three appearances in 2016 - qualifying on the front row at Croft and Oulton Park in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R - and the Yorkshireman is now set to make his full season debut alongside experienced BTCC racer Aron Taylor-Smith in the RCiB Insurance race-winning MG6 machines.

Depper and Davenport complete Motorbase team

Motorbase Performance has announced that Martin Depper and BTCC newcomer Luke Davenport will be joining Mat Jackson in the Kent-based team’s three-car squad BTCC title challenge this season.

Depper joins from Eurotech Racing, where he has been a regular points-scorer over the last three seasons. Davenport, who has previously competed in the Ginetta GT Supercup, raced a Ginetta G55 in the British GT Championship last season.