Mike Epps will not compete in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this year, instead switching to the Renault UK Clio Cup to race for new team Matrix Motorsport.
The 25-year-old spent the past two seasons racing for Team HARD, taking a strong of top ten finishes and in his maiden season, narrowly missing out on the coveted Jack Sears Trophy.
With Team HARD already confirming their driver line-up for the forthcoming campaign, Epps has made the switch to the popular TOCA support series to partner former BTCC racer Andy Wilmot, Aaron Thompson and Jeff Alden.
“It makes complete sense for me to step over from the BTCC to Clio Cup this season,” Epps said. “The championship is super competitive and keeps a driver sharp – it’s no coincidence that many of the top names in touring cars have come from the Clio Cup. It was the logical choice…
“Plus I’ve looked at the various opportunities the Matrix operation presents – its plans and its potential really stood out. Therefore, I’m excited to be involved and confident I can help the team achieve its targets. This includes its development in the Clio Cup and the prospect of a BTCC campaign in the future.”
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