MOTORSPORT: Racing driver Sam Tomlinson sets sights on the podium as he steps into Lotus Elise Championship for 2017

Sam Tomlinson pictured with directors Trevor Tinker (left) and Barry Dean (right) of sponsors Skip U

Sam Tomlinson pictured with directors Trevor Tinker (left) and Barry Dean (right) of sponsors Skip UK, and the Lotus Elise he will race in 2017. - Credit: Archant

Sam Tomlinson is out to continue his rapid rise in 2017.

The Papworth racer has clinched a deal to compete in the Lotus Elise Championship.

It represents a step up for Tomlinson after his second-placed finish in the BARC Mighty Mini Championship this year – the former British karting champion’s debut season in car racing.

Tomlinson will race for the Kimbolton-based Track Group Ltd team after impressing them in an outing towards the end of last season.

He said: “I’m lucky enough to have been given a great package to drive what I feel is a front-running car for a championship-winning team.


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“My initial aim will be to challenge for podium finishes on a consistent basis and establish myself in the top five of the overall standings.

“And it is a move which could open up plenty of other doors as the team do also enter big 24-hour races around the world.”

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