2016's Renault UK Clio Cup will build on an exceptional 2015 for the championship which celebrated its biggest grid sizes in two years and concluded with arguably the most dramatic title finale in its history.
All 18 of the UK Clio Cup's races will again take place at the high-profile Dunlop British Touring Car Championship’s events in 2016, meaning its drivers, teams and sponsors continue to enjoy unrivalled levels of exposure with huge trackside crowds and live TV coverage on ITV4.
Indeed the UK Clio Cup’s reputation for producing the future stars of the BTCC as well as leading names in international GT and sports car competition has never been higher. Most of the BTCC’s own grid comprises drivers with Renault Sport backgrounds. Tom Onslow-Cole and Jonny Adam, 2006 and 2005 UK Clio Cup title-winners respectively, are the new the 24H Series and British GT champions…
Each car on the UK Clio Cup grid – a race-spec version of the potent Clio Renault Sport 220 Trophy Renault Sport’s – is identical and prepared by teams high in quality and professionalism and with very obvious links to BTCC teams. In addition the trademark bumper-to-bumper racing on track makes the UK Clio Cup the most pulsating supporting category alongside the BTCC.
A season’s budget ranges from approximately £75,000 to £95,000 (including insurance costs) with additional testing from £1,000 to £2,500 per day. The Clio Cup race car is priced at 42,500 Euros and is available to order through R Sport – Renault Sport’s appointed UK importer.