Groupe Renault UK has appointed Laura Brighton as its new Senior Events Manager with responsibility for all press and corporate events across the Renault, Dacia, and Alpine passenger car brands and Renault commercial vehicles.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and Max Coates (Scorton) shared the wins in the Renault UK Clio Cup’s pair of rain-affected rounds at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit today – shown live on ITV and which could have major bearing on the outcome of the 2018 title race.
An already closely fought Renault UK Clio Cup title race – currently headed by Max Coates, Paul Rivett and James Dorlin – can be expected to intensify further this coming weekend (Sat 28/Sun 29 July) when the 2018 season resumes along with the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit.
Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs) and a tearful Max Coates (Scorton) shared the wins in the Renault UK Clio Cup’s latest two rounds at the Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire to take over at the top of the championship from James Dorlin (Barnsley) who, by contrast, suffered a weekend of frustration.
The Renault UK Clio Cup’s intense title race reaches the half-way stage of its 2018 season at the Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire this weekend (Sat 23/Sun 24 June) with two local drivers – James Dorlin (Barnsley) and Max Coates (Scorton) – leading the standings.
Leading Renault UK Clio Cup team Westbourne Motorsport will expand to three cars when Ben Colburn (Worthing) makes his debut in the championship alongside big brother James and also current points leader James Dorlin later in the season.
James Dorlin (Barnsley) and Max Coates (Scorton) shared the wins in the weekend’s two hotly contested Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Oulton Park in Cheshire and lead the championship as the title race now heads to their home circuit of Croft in North Yorkshire (Sat 23/Sun 24 June).
The Renault UK Clio Cup’s highly charged 2018 title race heads to the famous and picturesque Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire for its latest two rounds this weekend (Sat 9-Sun 10 June) in which James Dorlin (Barnsley) will surely be looking to continue the winning form which has taken him into the championship lead.
James Dorlin (Barnsley) made it four wins in a row with another pair of victories in the Renault UK Clio Cup’s latest rounds – held at the high speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire in front of a huge trackside crowd and live ITV4 cameras.
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.
FOR INFO ONLY – NOT FOR PUBLICATION: Groupe Renault UK is today launching new upgraded and dedicated UK press websites for its Renault, Dacia and Alpine brands as well as for the Clio Cup UK Championship.
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).
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.
Gus Burton (Colchester) has become the first driver in Renault UK Clio Cup Junior history to take a clean sweep of two pole positions, two wins and two fastest laps in one event with a dominant display in both the championship’s latest rounds at Rockingham at the weekend.
Jade Edwards (Northampton) will boost the small MRM team’s numbers to two after securing a late deal to race for it in this year’s Renault UK Clio Cup which gets under way this weekend (Sat 7/Sun 8 April) at Brands Hatch.
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).