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Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs) has been confirmed as the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup Champion after the Motor Sports Association’s National Court over-turned a stewards’ decision to disqualify him from round 16 of the season at Silverstone in September.

The National Court’s decision means that Rivett is now a four-time UK Clio Cup Champion after he previously won the title in 2002, 2004 and 2011. Read More »

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James Dorlin (Barnsley) has provisionally been crowned the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup Champion after he took victory in Sunday’s highly charged final round of the season at Brands Hatch – shown live on ITV4. His title is also the first for the Westbourne Motorsport team in the championship…

Dorlin led all the way from the start, handling two Safety Car periods and also pressure from an assortment of drivers to achieve his sixth victory of the season. 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 »

The 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup enters its dramatic ‘last chance saloon’ stages at the high speed Silverstone circuit in just over a week (Sat 15/Sun 16 Sept) with the eight drivers still in with a chance of the crown all hoping to keep their title hopes alive for the season finale at Brands Hatch a fortnight later.

As ever the Clio Cup will be appearing alongside the headlining British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone. A bumper trackside crowd is anticipated for the event at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit while the action will also be broadcast live on the Sunday by ITV4. 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 »

The spectacular Knockhill circuit in Fife will make a welcome return to the Renault UK Clio Cup’s race calendar in 2019.

The Clio Cup will visit Knockhill on the weekend of Saturday 14/Sunday 15 September as part of its nine-event tour around the UK alongside the high profile British Touring Car Championship.

In addition, instead of May, the Clio Cup’s annual visit to Thruxton will now come later in the year (Sat 17/Sun 18 August) at the second of two visits to the Hampshire circuit by the BTCC. 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 »

Thruxton in Hampshire hosts rounds five and six of the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup this weekend (Sat 19/Sun 20 May) – a fixture that always ranks among the most popular of the season thanks to the circuit’s spectacular high speed nature.

Fastest circuit on the calendar
Just off the A303 near Andover, Thruxton is the fastest circuit on the Clio Cup calendar with average laps speeds of in excess of 100mph. With three different winners in the opening four rounds and one of the most competitive grids in Clio Cup history, the action is predicted to be at its brilliant best. Read More »

James Dorlin (Barnsley) celebrated victories in two pulsating Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Donington Park yesterday (Sun 29 April) but only after being pushed all the way in the second – broadcast live on ITV4 – by emerging 16-year-old star Bradley Burns (Farnham).

Having qualified on pole position, Westbourne Motorsport’s Dorlin led all bar the opening lap on his way to a comfortable win the day’s opening race ahead of team-mate James Colburn (Worthing) and Team Pyro pair Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and Jack McCarthy (Bromley). Colburn though was demoted to fourth by a time penalty, this promoting Rowbottom to a best ever second and McCarthy to third. Read More »