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AmD Tuning to field updated line-up at Brands Hatch

West Thurrock-based AmD Tuning now head to their home track, as Brands Hatch hosts the final race weekend of the 2015 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), as rookie Mike Bushell looks to continue his run of form at Silverstone two weeks ago.

The 26-year-old took the UK Clio Cup title at the same venue last year,but is looking for another Jack Sears Trophy to add to his credit this time around.

“In previous years, my season has always ended strongly at Brands Hatch and hopefully this year will be no exception,” said the Ford Focus driver, who has the intention of rounding off his season in style.

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“I have a lot of good memories from the Grand Prix circuit and it would be great if I can create some more as my first full season as a BTCC driver comes to an end.”

Bushell, who has scored 14 points this season, has “mixed emotions” ahead of the weekend, but is looking ahead to staying in the series after the Brands Hatch finale.

“It’s been fantastic to be part of the team and I have to thank everyone involved for the way they have worked tirelessly all season.”

“Hopefully I can have a longer-term future with the team, so the aim is to try and end well and then start work on preparing for next year.”

Nicolas Hamilton has decided to not participate in the finale this weekend, as the Brit is focusing on returning to the series next year.

BRDC Rising Star Jake Hill will take over driving duties in the Audi S3 this weekend, having been called up by team principal Shaun Hollamby to fill the vacancy left by Hamilton.

Hill has been racing for the team this season in the British GT championship, but also made his BTCC debut in the S2000 Vw Golf back in 2013, taking a Jack Sears Trophy win at Croft, along with three points finishes at the finale that same year.

“It was a big surprise to get the call from Shaun asking if I’d be interested in racing this weekend, and I’m thankful to both him and the team that I’ve been given the opportunity to compete in the BTCC for the first time in two years.”

The youngster is aware that it will be a case of jumping in at the deep end, having not driven the Audi before, but hopes to continue the progress that both Hamilton and AmD have made with the S3.

“Because I won’t have driven the car until FP1, it’s difficult to make too many predictions about what I should expect this weekend, but the aim for me is to try and secure three solid finishes and some good results for the team.”

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