“It’s a new challenge and after several seasons in the touring cars I am excited to be trying something new whilst retaining the comfort of a strong team behind me whom I know very well.

“There is some familiarity with the FK7 although essentially like any season, we are starting with what is effectively a new car. It’s a new format for us, new drivers and what looks like an exciting championship to be a part of. I’m also very grateful to Cranswick Country Foods, who are one of a number of sponsors supporting me in my new journey.”