BARNSTAPLE car racer Jonathan Ridley-Holloway has had a memorable year, gaining his third class victory in as many attempts during the prestigious Silverstone 24 Hour Race and making an impact on the ELF Renault Clio Cup series during his first full seaso

BARNSTAPLE car racer Jonathan Ridley-Holloway has had a memorable year, gaining his third class victory in as many attempts during the prestigious Silverstone 24 Hour Race and making an impact on the ELF Renault Clio Cup series during his first full season in the category.The 24-year-old North Devon driver has made excellent progress and the past year's competition really saw him come of age.Having cut his teeth in the world of endurance competition, Jonathan decided at the end of 2007 it was time to make the switch to sprint racing in the Clio Cup. But he maintained his association with endurance racing and enjoyed his greatest success of the year during September's Silverstone 24 Hour Race. Driving with Barnstaple based TJH Motorsport for his third attempt at the 24 Hour event, Jonathan had success in his Honda Civic Type R, along with team-mates Simon Mason and Paul Collis, by taking Class victory and also finishing sixth overall, against the might of GT3 cars such as Moslers, Porsches and Marcos Mantis entries.Impressively, Jonathan combined two night stints at the wheel of the Honda Civic with a brace of outings in his Clio on the very same weekend! In a single 24 hour period, he achieved an outstanding result at Silverstone while also equalling his season's best effort in Clios with a seventh place finish at Brands Hatch in Kent."The Silverstone 24 Hour result was fantastic, but to do so well in the two Clio races on the same weekend was just incredible", reflected Jonathan, "It was a major ask to do all of the travelling between Silverstone and Brands Hatch and to stay sharp for the racing, but it worked out better than I could have wished."Competing with the Total Control Racing squad in the ELF Renault Clio Cup, he ended the season 15th overall in the standings.Backed by A4 Apparel, Bond Oxborough Phillips and PicoPC.co.uk for his 2008 Clio Cup campaign, the category rookie is now seeking additional financial support for 2009 to enable him to continue the progress he made this year."I'm very keen to fly the flag for North Devon, so if any local businesses wish to get involved and make the most of the marketing opportunities available through supporting my racing programme, I'd love to hear from them," said Jonathan.For more information visit www.cartuneracing.com or e-mail Jonathan on jonathan@cartuneracing.com