MOTORSPORT: Aaron’s excited by Clio Cup return with AWR

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Talented racer Aaron Williamson will compete in the ever-exciting Renault Clio Cup for a second season.

The Holbeach Drove ace will now race under under his own ‘Team AWR’ banner, which was established back in 2005 when Williamson first started racing.

That means the highly-rated driver has had to leave former team Finesse Motorsport after three successful years.

But, after struggling to find a budget to compete in this year’s Clio Cup, the only option for Williamson was to re-establish AWR and to run his own car. He describes the move as the ‘hardest decision of his career’ – but admits to being excited ahead of the new season.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges of 2013 – not only on-track, but also in the running of my own team,” said the former Ginetta Junior Championship racer. “It was the hardest decision in my career to date to leave Finesse Motorsport as they have supported me in every way for three years.

“I would just like to say a big thank you to everybody involved at Finesse – Neil, Phil, Chippy, Kieran, Deb and Jake. Without all your efforts the last three years would not have been as competitive and enjoyable as they were.

“Setting up our own team hasn’t been easy, but I am now very confident we have the right equipment and people onboard to make 2013 a very successful year.”

Williamson has been boosted by the news that MI, PWM and Berridge Waste Paper are set to support him again in 2013, while Sackers Recycling have been unveiled as a last minute sponsor.

The Touring Car sponsor ‘Sopp + Sopp’ have also been named as Team AWR’s first ‘main’ sponsor. That will lead to many changes to Williamson’s Clio for the forthcoming season– one of which is the colour scheme, which will now be an eye-catching blue and white livery. The car will be unveiled at the Clio Cups’ official media day at Silverstone Circuit on March 21.