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Mike Bushell confirmed as Sam Tordoff’s substitute

Mike Bushell has been confirmed as the substitute for Sam Tordoff at Cobra Sport AmD for the British Touring Car Championship races at Knockhill this weekend.

Tordoff announced yesterday that he will not take part in the races at Knockhill following the tragic passing of his newborn son.

Bushell raced a full season for the team in 2015 and made his BTCC debut at Knockhill in 2013.

“Sam and the Tordoff family saw Mike as a natural choice,” said team boss Shaun Hollamby.

“The whole team has made huge steps forward this season, and Sam has been integral in pushing the team forward over the last ten months.

“Without Sam’s strong work ethic and determination the team wouldn’t have been in the strong position that we are currently in. Mike was his first choice as substitute driver, having worked together throughout the season.

“There is no pressure on Mike in terms of results and the priority this weekend is to show full respect to Sam, Georgina and the Tordoff family at this difficult time.”