Mike Bushell

Two Time UK Renault Clio Cup Champion

Thirteen years of Motor Racing have set the foundations for Mike’'s 2018 BTCC Campaign. A late start at the age of 15 in Karting progressed to a first foray into Circuit racing at the age of 21.

Mike's first National accolade came in 2014 when he was crowned the UK Renault Clio Champion. Relatively inexperienced in comparison to his rivals, a dogged and determined year ironing out flaws and developing natural speed set himself above the rest.

As the UK Clio Cup is a support package to the BTCC and renowned as a feeder series to the headline event, 2015 heralded a maiden entry into the BTCC with AMDtuning.com.

After gaining valuable experience throughout the season and recovering from injury after a heavy crash at Thruxton, Mike's maiden season in the BTCC resulted in several Jack Sears Trophy wins and points finishes.

2016 was a return to the UK Clio Cup to mount a challenge on being only the second driver to win more than one title. After a season long battle with rival Ant Whorton-Eales, Mike missed the title by a mere 8 points after a sensational collision between the two protagonists in the final race.

The focus was set for 2017 to improve race pace, getaways off the line and build on the 12 pole positions Mike took through the year.

With 9 wins, 12 pole positions and 15 podium finishes, 2017 was a year of dominance. Finishing 137 points ahead of his nearest rival set a new UK Clio Cup record winning margin and clinching the title with one event to go ensured he was ranked by Autosport Magazine as the Number 1 National Level Driver.

Parallel to 2017's on-track activities, Mike has been building a marketing portfolio with his existing partners to bring the pieces of the puzzle together for a return to the BTCC for 2018.

Mike is also a keen programmer and graphic designer, having been working on the Independent Video Game ARENA 3D for the last 2 years.

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