Finesse expands with rookie Davis
Leading Michelin Clio Cup Race Series squad Finesse Motorsport will enter at least two cars for next weekend’s penultimate rounds of the season at the team’s home track, Snetterton, after officially confirming car racing rookie Ben Davis alongside Pete Bennett.
Herefordshire 21-year-old Davis, is to make his saloon car debut during rounds nine and 10 of the season with Finesse and the squad is also working on a potential deal to field a third Clio in the Race Series 10 days from now.
We’re really looking forward to giving Ben his debut next weekend, he should go well – said Neil Giddings, team principal of the Wisbech-based squad – He’s been in the background all season, coming along to the races and supporting Pete (Bennett) who he knows from Superkarts.
Davis began racing competitively in 2007 in the Castle Combe Junior Karting Series. Competing in Junior TKM the following season at club level, Davis soon made the step into Superkarts where he was named Best British Superkart Newcomer in 2010 after winning the BSA Clubman Challenge. Becoming Vice-Champion of the MSA British Superkart Championship’s UK Cup the following year, he was second again in the UK Cup in 2012 – fourth overall – and then fifth overall in the British Superkarts in 2013. Eyeing graduation to cars for this year the youngster entered, and was a finalist in, the Team HARD VW Cup Scholarship before turning his attention to Renault Clios.