Josh Cook will return to the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall fold for the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, after two years away from the team.
Cook spent the 2017 season with initially Maximum Motorsport before moving to Triple Eight Racing, but will now return to Adam Weaver’s team in 2018, with whom he initially made his début in 2016.
“I’m so happy to be returning home to PMR,” said Cook. “I always wanted to stay there after winning the Jack Sears Trophy with them in both of our first years in the championship, but things just didn’t quite line up for all parties to do that.
“They were fantastic in my first season and having watched them closely and visited the premises recently there’s no doubt they’ve managed to improve massively; investment has gone in to all areas and the Astra looks so well built. I’m so excited.”
Team Principal Adam Weaver hopes that Cook can begin to replicate some of the performances shown by Tom Chilton and Rob Huff in 2017, with Chilton claiming a podium early in 2017 and the latter claiming the team’s first podium result in Vauxhall machinery late in the season.
“We knew that we had designed and built a great car,” said Weaver. “Rob’s feedback confirmed what we thought and helped prove that to everyone else. Alongside Tom, Senna [Proctor] did a fantastic job in his rookie season and won the Jack Sears Trophy with us and through no fault of his own, didn’t get the results his pace deserved.
“I am delighted to welcome Josh back to PMR. We are a very different organisation to those early days and Josh has also developed as a driver. I am looking toward a very strong season.”