By Phil Duncan
Nicolas Hamilton, the younger brother of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, is to compete in this season’s British Touring Car Championship. Hamilton, who has cerebral palsy, will make his debut in June and becomes the first disabled driver to compete in the series.
The 22-year-old will take part in five of the 10 rounds at Croft, Snetterton, Rockingham, Silverstone and the final meeting of the championship at Brands Hatch. Hamilton, who raced in the Renault Clio Cup in 2011 and 2012, said: ‘I am incredibly excited to be racing in BTCC with AmD Tuning this year.
‘BTCC is the top national motorsport series here in the UK and having the opportunity to race at that level is the biggest challenge I’ve taken on in my career to date.
‘I’m coming into the championship with a lot to learn and my expectations are to develop as a driver as my programme across the season progresses.’
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