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Wilmot replaces Butel for season finale

TradePriceCars.com boss Andy Wilmot will get behind the wheel of one of his cars at this weekend's British Touring Car Championship season finale at Brands Hatch.

He replaces Jack Butel, who is suffering from concussion after an accident at Donington Park and has not been given medical clearance to race.

Wilmot hasn't raced in the BTCC since 2015, so will test the car at Donington Park on Thursday to get up to speed.

Wilmot said, "This is a massively unexpected opportunity, but one that I am looking forward to as it will give me a chance to go out there and compete in the BTCC with a decent car underneath me, which hasn’t been the case in the past.

"I know that EXCELR8 build and engineer a great car having worked with them all year in a consultant role, and I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel.

“I haven’t done much racing this season but when I joined the grid in TCR UK, I didn’t take long to get up to speed and hopefully it will be the same this weekend. I want to go out there and enjoy myself.

"I’m not going to set any wild targets as the rest of the field has been racing all season and I’m coming in at the last minute. If I can stay with the pack, get involved and make up some ground in the races then it will be a job well done.”

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