Nicolas Hamilton will return to the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup for a second season in 2012 after re-signed with front-running outfit TCR.

The younger brother of F1 title winner Lewis joined the grid last season for his maiden campaign of car racing and made huge strides over the course of the year to end his season with a brace of top ten finishes in the season finale.

The 19-year-old will now aim to become a regular top ten runner during his second season in the series while also continuing to be an inspiration to disabled youngsters eager to follow in his footsteps.

Hamilton himself was born with Cerebral Palsy.

"One of best things from last year was seeing more and more people who are disabled in the paddock," he said. "It's a great privilege to have inspired people to overcome their personal difficulties or challenges. To have their support definitely gives me that extra bit of motivation to achieve my goals in the sport, and I cannot wait until the first race.

"I'm really happy to be racing with TCR in the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK this year. I'm with a great team in a hugely competitive series, and the main aim for me this year is to continue to develop my race craft, using the knowledge and understanding I gained last year as a strong base.

"I'm still a novice relative to the other guys on the grid, as this is only my second season of racing, but that won't stop me from pushing as hard as possible to be competitive. It would be great to reach being a regular top ten runner during the course of the year.

"I've had a focused winter season with a lot of training and work with the team, and I am looking forward to getting started at Brands Hatch at the end of March."


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