EXCELR8 Motorsport has confirmed that Liam Lambert will join an expanded seven-car line-up for the latest rounds of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE this weekend at Snetterton.

Lambert joins the team for his first appearance of the season at his home circuit, having taken two Rookie Cup wins and six Directors Cup victories in the series last year.

The 37-year-old will be part of one of the biggest JCW grids of the season as a number of drivers return to action after sitting out the Knockhill weekend, with Lambert aiming to try and fight for at least one top ten finish in Norfolk.

“I didn’t have the budget to commit to a full season this year, but then I managed to bring a sponsor onboard that has allowed me to sign up for my home event,” he said.

“EXCELR8 is a local team that is hugely professional and is a proven front-runner in the series – and being able to fight towards the front is my ultimate goal in the JCWs in the longer term.

“I was able to test with the team at Donington Park last year and the car felt really good, so I feel that I can go out this weekend and put on a good show.

“Snetterton is a circuit where I’ve gone well in the past and where I feel confident, so I see no reason why we can’t push for some strong results and fight for some top ten finishes.”

Team owner Justina Williams said she was delighted to welcome Liam into the team.

“Considering he was new to front-wheel drive, Liam produced some impressive results during his rookie season in what was a very competitive field,” she said.

“We’re delighted to welcome him into the team for Liam’s and our home meeting, and I have no doubt that he will be a strong addition to the line-up for the weekend ahead.

“Hopefully this weekend can be the start of a longer term relationship, and we can help Liam work towards his ultimate goal of fighting towards the front of the grid.”