Renault UK is to launch an exciting new ‘Junior’ racing championship in Great Britain for drivers aged 14 to 17 using its current UK Clio Cup race car.
The Renault UK Clio Cup Junior championship will commence in 2017. Details of a 12 race calendar will be announced soon. It is anticipated a season’s budget could be as little as £30,000…
Teams and drivers will use identical racing versions of the Clio Renault Sport 220 Trophy – as used in the high-profile Renault UK Clio Cup that races alongside the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship.
To meet Junior racing regulations the cars will be limited to a maximum speed of 100mph.
Cars will also use the same steering-wheel mounted ‘paddle’ gearshift as in the UK Clio Cup but a simple modification to the ECU will reduce them to five-speed (blocking the sixth gear).
In addition the Juniors will run on high-performance road tyres – Michelin’s Pilot Sport 3 – which will be limited in number to four per car per event.
To help spread the cost of purchasing cars a special ‘finance’ package has been put in place with the Moorgate Motorsport Finance group.
All interested parties should email Renault Sport UK’s Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes firstname.lastname@example.org