Clio star Rowbottom joins Ciceley for BTCC campaign
Kidderminster-based racing driver Dan Rowbottom will join the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2019, in a Cicely Motorsport Mercedes Benz A Class.
Rowbottom was a triple race winner last season, on his way to fourth place in the Renault Clio UK Cup.
Dan’s career began in karting, winning the 2001 Super 1 National Comer Cadet Championship and the Renault Elite League - Super Libre title in 2005.
A move to cars came in 2008 with a season in the SEAT Cupra Championship. A return to racing in 2015 placed Rowbottom into the Lotus Elise Trophy before moving to Clios in 2016.
“Money has always been tight and so to join the BTCC grid is a dream come true,” says Dan. “With Ciceley Motorsport we have found a team that is a perfect fit and one that I am really happy to be with.
"We have been talking to the guys at Ciceley for a while and I have a really good feeling about the team and it will be great to be able to learn from Adam Morgan who has proved that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a winning car. I can’t wait to get started.”
Ciceley Motorsport Commercial Director Norman Burgess said: “We are delighted to welcome Dan to the team. We have been watching his pace in the Renault Clio Cup and have been very impressed, especially as he has been the real underdog up against the bigger teams.
"We are confident that he will soon be up to speed in the BTCC and we look forward to working with Dan and seeing him progress in the championship.
"Dan is a class act both at and away from the race track, we nearly secured his services while running our Clio team, everybody at Ciceley Motorsport is really looking forward to working with him.