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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 »

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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 »

The swooping high-speed Donington Park circuit hosts the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup’s latest action in just over a week (Sat 28/Sun 29 April) when the majority of a very classy grid will be out to try and stop Paul Rivett and Max Coates building on their early season lead. 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 »

After Mike Bushell romped to the crown in 2017 to land a seat in the British Touring Car Championship, all eyes are now on who will succeed him as Renault UK Clio Cup Champion in 2018 – beginning at Brands Hatch in just over a week’s time (Sat 7/Sun 8 April). Read More »