Protyre_BARC_Renault_logoProtyre Formula Renault team Core Motorsport will make its return to championship action during the season finale at Silverstone, having signed a deal with 20-year-old category newcomer Ashley Crossey (Bristol).

Crossey, who is an ambassador for the Heel & Toe Children’s Charity which provides free Conductive Education Therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities, began racing back in 2005 and became a race winner during his first season in karts.

Winning numerous club titles since, he also enjoyed good success in the British Open Championship and Maxxis TKM Festival and was third in the British Kart Grand Prix in 2009. Making his car racing debut this year in the Castle Combe Formula Ford 1600 Championship, the Plymouth University student is now set for his biggest challenge to date.

“The last round of Protyre Formula Renault seems like an ideal opportunity to prove my potential in one of the most competitive championships”, he said, “Hopefully this can lead to a full campaign next season with the recognition this can provide.

“The deal struck with Core Motorsport was something that couldn’t be refused. My target for the last round has to be a podium, especially with the progress already made in such a short period of time [during testing]. It’s a very ambitious target, but something I believe is realistic.”

Steven Durrant, team principal at Core Motorsport, is delighted his Essex-based squad will be back in action in Protyre Formula Renault for the biggest race meeting of the year and has high hopes for the outfit’s new charge.

“We are thrilled to have signed Ash”, commented Durrant, “He’s got a strong karting pedigree and, combined with some impressive single seater experience gained in Formula Ford 1600, we should be in a good position to be a strong contender at Silverstone.”