Ricky Collard will continue to deputise for his father Rob in this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship races at Silverstone, marking the 22-year-old’s third straight meeting with Team BMW.
Collard made his début at Rockingham when Rob was ruled out of racing due to the effects of a crash in the sixth meeting at Snetterton, which itself came less than a year after a big shunt for Rob at Silverstone last year.
Rob is still recovering from the concussion that he suffered, and as a result his son will get the chance to continue with the WSR team as he seeks to improve on his best result of 11th secured last time out at Knockhill.
“While naturally I’m disappointed for my Dad that he’s not ready to come back to racing just yet, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to race again for Team BMW at Silverstone,” said Ricky.
“From my debut at Rockingham through to Knockhill I learnt a huge amount about driving the 125i M Sport and the race craft needed to be competitive in the BTCC, and it’s great to be able to try to move my own performance on a step by having another chance.
“My role is to score as many points as I can for the Teams’ Championship and to support Colin in his bid for the Drivers’ title and I’ll do this as best as I possibly can.”