16-year-old Bradley became one of the youngest ever drivers to race in the Renault UK Clio Cup when he made his championship debut at Rockingham in August 2017 with Team Pyro. He competed in the championship for the final three events making his mark with a string of impressive results.
Burns from Farnham in Surrey will remain with Team Pyro for the 2018 season of the Renault UK Clio Cup with the support and guidance of the BMR Academy.
Speaking of his signing an enthusiastic Bradley commented: “I am so excited and extremely grateful to be offered such a wonderful opportunity and very much look forward to working with Ash and being part of BMR Racing. With the training and support of the BMR Academy, I hope to extensively further my performance on the track and gain some credible results throughout the 2018 season.”
The BMR Academy is the stepping stone system created by BMR Racing to assist drivers in the progression through to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Past drivers who have experienced this support include 2017 BTCC Champion Ashley Sutton who was crowned Renault UK Clio Cup Champion in 2015. Ash’s teammate from last year Josh Price also progressed from the Clio Cup. Bradley has been receiving extensive driver coaching from Ash and will continue to do so under the BMR Academy programme.
Speaking of the new partnership Team Pyro Principal, Mark Hunt commented: “Bradley came to us midway through 2017 from junior car racing, from the very first test we saw how much potential Bradley had behind the wheel. He raced with us at the back end of 2017 and participated in the last three rounds of the Clio Cup Championship as an insight for the following season.
“It’s great for Bradley to be picked up by BMR and to join their academy. Our first experience with the BMR Academy was with Ashley Sutton back in 2015, he went on to win the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship and then two years later the British Touring Car Championship, this proves that it gives you all the tools required to succeed in your racing career. We are delighted as a team to be associated with a team such as Team BMR.”
BMR Racing Principal Warren Scott commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bradley on board. He is certainly one to watch and we are confident that he has an exciting season ahead of him in the Renault UK Clio Cup. Many of the BTCC’s top drivers come from the Clio Cup and I am very pleased that with the partnership of Team Pyro the BMR Academy will give him the ideal platform to progress and we all look forward to supporting him in his future development.”
The opening two rounds of the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup get underway at Brands Hatch on Saturday7/Sunday 8 April.
For more information on the BMR Academy please contact Ash@bmrracing.co.uk and visit our website www.bmracademy.co.uk