2011 F3 Cup winner confirms BTCC move
15/05/13 - Aaron Steele, the 2011 F3 Cup champion, is turning the skills he honed in single-seaters to top-level tin-tops after confirming he is to enter the BTCC with RGM Motorsport in 2014.
Aaron Steele, the 2011 F3 Cup winner, is turning the skills he honed in single-seaters to top-level tin-tops after confirming he is to enter the BTCC with RGM Motorsport in 2014.
Before his season-long foray in the British Touring Car Championship, the McLaren Autosport Award nominee and two-time BRDC Rising Star will take to a Vuik Racing Mercedes C200 S2000 in two rounds of the European Touring Car Championship, competing in Italy and Brno. The BTCC season will be in an as-yet unannounced NGTC machine.
Steele knows what it takes to win; he claimed 14 wins from 18 races on the way to becomning the most meritorious F3 Cup driver in 2011, winning him an F2 test and also the Sunoco Grand Am 200 Challenge. Since then budget constraints have been in the way of the 24 year-old's on-track progression.
"There have been some tough weekends and tough years, but every time I have taken to the track I have learned something and taken a step forward. I believe the 2014 season will see me develop even further as a racer, and I will take my experience into the 2014 season, where I will show what I can really do with RGM Motorsport and our partners." Steele said.
"I know being part of the debut season for the RGM Motorsport Team in British Touring Cars could provide some unique challenges, but I also know it would provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what I can do as a racer, and I intend to show this in the final rounds of the European Touring Car Championship" Aaron said.
"The Team have recognised how much Aaron has achieved in his career against the odds,
and, like Aaron, are positive and excited for the 2014 season. The whole team is fired up, and cannot wait to hit the track with Aaron Steele," RGM Motorsport Team Principal Richard Taylor added.
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