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Jack Young (Belfast) and Max Coates (Scorton) made it a famous 1-2 result for the Renault UK Clio Cup in the International Clio Cup Final event held at France’s Paul Ricard circuit yesterday.

The pair were among the very fastest as soon as they took to the track in Friday testing and from there became the two top names to beat out of a classy 90-strong entry comprising drivers from Clio Cup championships also in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Central Europe and China. Read More »

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Max Coates (Scorton), Brett Lidsey (Northfleet) and Jack Young (Belfast) will represent the UK in the International Renault Clio Cup Final event at France’s Paul Ricard circuit (3-4 November).

The event brings together leading competitors from every Clio Cup championship to find who is the best – the winner of the grand final, a 25-minute plus one lap race around Paul Ricard’s full-length Grand Prix circuit, will be awarded a brand new 280hp Mégane Renault Sport. Read More »

This is it! After 220 laps and almost 430 miles of racing, the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup will come down to a nail-biting four-way title showdown between Max Coates (Scorton), Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs), James Dorlin (Barnsley) and Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) on Kent’s legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend (Sat 29/Sun 30 Sept).

Just seven points cover leader Coates, second-placed Rivett and Dorlin in third with a maximum of 56 to be had from the season’s final two rounds. Rowbottom in fourth is the outsider, currently 49 off Coates. Read More »

Seventeen-year-old Bradley Burns (Farnham) became the youngest winner in Renault UK Clio Cup history with victory in both the championship’s rounds at Silverstone over the weekend.

Results elsewhere, however, mean there will be a dramatic four-way fight for the title between Max Coates (Scorton), Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs), James Dorlin (Barnsley) and Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) when the championship arrives at Brands Hatch in Kent for its final two rounds of 2018 in a fortnight’s time (Sat 29/Sun 30 Sept). Read More »

Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and first-time winner Jack McCarthy (Bromley) shared the victories in two pulsating Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Rockingham over the weekend, but it is Max Coates (Scorton) who leaves the Northamptonshire circuit still ahead in the title race, albeit by the reduced margin of just seven points.

Team Pyro’s McCarthy had celebrated his 18th birthday by qualifying on pole position for the first of the two races, held on Saturday. He held the lead early on, too, but was soon passed by Rowbottom who, having come through from sixth on the grid, went on to achieve his and his small DRM team’s second win in three races. Read More »

Unpredictable and absorbing: the Renault UK Clio Cup enters a crucial stage of its 2018 season when it visits the unique banked Rockingham circuit this weekend (Sat 11/Sun 12 August).

Major recognition for whoever wins

With six races to go – Rockingham marks rounds 13 and 14 out of 18 – the championship’s top 11 all still have a chance of winning arguably the most competitive single-model saloon car championship in Europe. Read More »

Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs) and Max Coates (Scorton) shared the wins in the weekend’s opening two Renault UK Clio Cup rounds of 2018 at Brands Hatch. Rivett it is who leaves the Kent circuit with the early championship lead as the title race now heads to Donington Park in Leicestershire for its next two rounds (Sat 28/Sun 29 April).

Three-time Champion Rivett, driving for WDE Motorsport, took a classy victory in Saturday’s race at Brands Hatch but only after he and Team Pyro’s Coates had tangled while fighting for the lead. Read More »