Russell Joyce sticks with VW Cup for fifth consecutive season

Russell Joyce has confirmed he will enter the Volkswagen Racing Cup for the fifth consecutive year. After finishing seventh overall in 2019, the Chelmsford-based driver will give his Mk7 Golf its third outing this season.

Not only because of his four years as a competitor, Russell is no stranger to the VW Cup. His award-winning vehicle graphics company Joyce Design is a regular supporter of the series and is well known in the motorsport world for its work with a range of high profile championships.

Although never out of the top-ten, Russell’s 2019 campaign saw him narrowly miss out on multiple podium results. Consequently, at the end of the year, he was awarded the coveted Hankook Trophy for the most points scored without a podium finish.

Throughout his time in the championship, Russell has campaigned with Power Maxed Racing (PMR). Best known for its multiple race wins in the British Touring Car Championship, the team will utilise the same engineers and equipment is uses in the BTCC to support Russell in the Volkswagen Cup.

PMR reports that the Golf has undergone extensive development over the winter and is confident that Russell will be able to challenge for top results this season, as team manager Martin Broadhurst explains: “We have an excellent relationship with both Russell and Joyce Design, so we’re looking forward to another season together. We’ve watched Russell’s results improve year-on-year, so between us are feeling positive about what’s to come in 2020.”

Russell is also upbeat about the season ahead: “Having come so close to the podium last year, I have unfinished business to attend to. Therefore, I’m determined to stand on the top step this year. PMR have worked hard over the winter to make sure my car is ready to fight from the off.

“The VW Racing Cup is one of the most competitive championships in the UK and, because it attracts a grid of like-minded people, it’s one of the friendliest too. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in again this season.”