Ricky Collard will continue to drive for the West Surrey Racing Team BMW squad for a third consecutive British Touring Car Championship race meeting at this weekend's Silverstone round.

The 22-year old was drafted in by WSR at Rockingham to deputise for his injured father Rob, who sustained a concussion earlier in the season following a heavy shunt at Snetterton.

As Collard Snr continues his road to recovery, the BMW Motorsport Junior driver will remain alongside championship leader Colin Turkington this weekend after scoring his first BTCC points at Knockhill last time out.

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“While naturally I’m disappointed for my Dad that he’s not ready to come back to racing just yet, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to race again for Team BMW at Silverstone," said Collard.

"From my debut at Rockingham through to Knockhill I learnt a huge amount about driving the 125i M Sport and the racecraft needed to be competitive in the BTCC, and it’s great to be able to try to move my own performance on a step by having another chance.

"My role is to score as many points as I can for the Teams’ Championship and to support Colin in his bid for the Drivers’ title and I’ll do this as best as I possibly can.”

 

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