Bath rookie Josh Cook serves up Air Asia Renault UK Clio Cup title
Bath's Josh Cook clinched the Air Asia Renault UK Clio Cup's rookie title when Brands Hatch staged the final round of the British Touring Car Championships.
Cook went into the event leading his class and piloted his 20 Ten Racing-backed Clio to third place overall in the first race to secure top spot.
He started from sixth on the grid in dry conditions but moved up a place on the third of the 12 laps and was dicing with former Clio champion Paul Rivett, who subsequently retired.
Cook then took third from Team Pyro's David Dickenson on lap seven, pulling alongside him on Cooper Straight before holding the inside line around Surtees with the pair nearly touching. Once there, Cook showed some great car control to come home behind winner Stefan Hodgetts and runner-up Josh Files.
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Nic Hamilton, the brother of Formula 1 star Lewis, had his best result of the season in 13th position.
Sunday's race was held in wet and difficult conditions over 14 laps but Cook worked his way up from 12th on the grid to finish fourth. Hodgetts scored his second win of the weekend, with Cook's fellow rookie Mike Bushell second.
Files rolled his car when he hit the barrier at Clearways, which moved Cook up to fifth spot in the overall championship. Cook was pleased with his weekend's work and plans to compete in the main championship next season.