Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of double F1 World Champion Lewis, says he's looking forward to developing himself as a driver ahead of his BTCC debut at Croft this weekend.

Hamilton's involvement in the BTCC had already been made public earlier in the year when the 23-year old announced he would be driving a AmD Tuning.com Audi S3 but elected to sit out the first half of the season to focus on testing.

The former Renault Clio Cup racer will partner reigning Clio Cup champion Mike Bushell at the Kent based AmD Tuning.com squad, who have expanded to a two car BTCC entry for the first time.

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Hamilton, who lives the neurological condition Cerebral Palsy, is set to become the first ever disabled driver to take to the BTCC grid at Croft.

"I'm excited about starting my BTCC career at Croft," said Hamilton.

"The unique mix of fast, flowing corners and tight, twisty sections means close wheel-to-wheel racing, especially in the BTCC.

"I've had to work and train hard to get to the stage where I can race in the BTCC and I know it will be tough, but it's all about learning. I want to develop and push myself, and we'll see what happens.

"Regardless of their condition, it's also important for me to show people how they can exceed expectations and push themselves to their limit. I can't wait to go racing."

AmD Tuning.com team boss Shaun Hollamby has already set Hamilton the target of achieving three race finishes at Croft as the Audi driver feels his way into the series.

"Testing with the Audi has gone well and Nicolas has been able to get himself comfortable behind the wheel," said Hollamby.

"There are two targets for him this weekend; to qualify in the field on Saturday and then take three finishes on Sunday. If he can do that, then we'll be pleased."