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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 »

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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 »

The Renault UK Clio Cup has today revealed a highly competitive entry list of teams and drivers who will contest the championship in 2018 when its races are once more broadcast live on ITV4.

Eighteen drivers have so far registered for the 2018 season in which they will again be armed with identical racing versions of the potent Clio Renault Sport 220 Trophy. Read More »

Nicolas Hamilton (Welwyn Garden City) is confident he can become a regular front-running name in the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2018 as he prepares for his first pre-season test of the year at the famous Brands Hatch circuit in Kent today.

Hamilton will rejoin the WDE Motorsport team for the forthcoming season after contesting five race events for the Ashford based squad last year. Read More »

Proven race winner Lorcan Hanafin (Guiseley) will again line up for the Team Pyro squad in Renault UK Clio Cup Junior in 2018 as the category expands to a 12-round calendar at six different circuits.

Lorcan’s speed in 2017’s inaugural Clio Cup Junior championship – his first attempt at car racing after competing in karts – was hugely impressive. He won three out of the eight races and started from pole position seven times (with qualifying lap records at Snetterton and Brands Hatch). Read More »

Aaron Thompson (Romford), Andy Wilmot (Dartford) and Jeff Alden (Cheltenham) will form part of new team Matrix Motorsport’s driver line-up for its debut season in the Renault UK Clio Cup.

Thompson joined the UK Clio Cup grid in 2017 and achieved two top ten results and a best qualifying performance of fourth. Wilmot has previously raced in a variety of categories, including the BTCC. Alden is Team Principal of Matrix with a background in Time Attack competition. Read More »

After ending 2017 on a high, Dan Zelos (Dereham) has announced he will again race for the WDE Motorsport team in the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2018.

Zelos took a pair of second places – his first outright podium results in the championship – in 2017’s season finale at Brands Hatch last October. Read More »

Luke Reade (Dartford) will contest 2018’s Renault UK Clio Cup with fellow Kent-based team WDE Motorsport.

The 23-year-old becomes the second driver to commit to WDE for the forthcoming season after Sam Osborne (Worksop) also confirmed his place in the team. He will again be sponsored by Wera Tools, JD Fire Services, The Green Group and Alex Reade Motorsport. Read More »

British patented fuel and exhaust system fuel cleaner, Cataclean, has chosen Autosport International 2018 to confirm its appointment, for the second year running, as the global sponsor of former top international karter Daniel Rowbottom and his single-car setup Renault UK Clio Cup in the one-make race series.

Cataclean has seen its partnership with Rowbottom blossom over the 2017 campaign, when the Clio Cup racer finished in the top six 12 times, including five podium positions. Read More »

Sam Osborne (Worksop) will contest a second full Renault UK Clio Cup season in 2018 with the team he switched to for 2017’s final rounds – WDE Motorsport.

Osborne showed real flashes of speed in 2017 with a best race result of fifth at Donington Park, a fastest lap at Oulton Park and 12th in the final standings. Read More »