Junior Saloon Car Champion Will Dyrdal Joins W2R Motorsport
Posted on Thu 17th May, 2018 in: Team News
Will Dyrdal, today announces he is to make the transition to W2R Motorsport participating in the highly acclaimed Ginetta GT5 Challenge. The 17-year-old from York, joins fellow Yorkshire based motor racing team W2R Motorsport, making his team debut at this weekend’s BTCC showdown at Thruxton.
No stranger to success, Dyrdal won the 2017 Junior Saloon Car Championship with an emphatic 8 outright wins and 14 podium place finishes to clinch the title. Will moved up to the Ginetta GT5 this season, running the car privately along with his father who operates their family-owned Volvo specialist business in York.
“Running with a team has come at a crucial part of the season for me, as we look to progress on our solid top ten finishes last time out at Rockingham. The guys at W2R are a great bunch, we like the set up and organisation from the team and look to maximise their knowledge on car set up and driver coaching, along with some superb hospitality for our sponsors Howard & Byrne Solicitors in York. I can’t wait for the racing this weekend!”
W2R Motorsport will field a trio of GT5 competitors at this weekend’s highly anticipated British Touring Car Championship round at Thruxton; current AM class champion Adrian Campbell-Smith is joined by two rookie PRO contenders in the form of karting sensation & World Champion Brett Ward and now Junior Saloon champion Will Dyrdal. Team Boss Ben Hyland is confident their drivers can get the most from their weekend.
“Will is a fantastic signing for us moving forward, with him and Brett having the talent and hunger to push each other towards that podium along with our support each step of the way. We must now get our heads down and continue the hard work to ensure Adrian keeps momentum and his blistering pace in the AM class and the PRO drivers continue their upward progress.”
You can follow the progress of W2R Motorsport’s GT5 drivers on our news page, plus results and driver profiles for all team drivers on the dedicated web page here.