Ash Hand 2017 Ash Hand - Renault UK Clio Cup Driver

1Ash Hand

"I love racing in the Clio Cup because it attracts drivers who are at a very high level. You know the best will go on to great things and because of the high level there is immense satisfaction when you win..."

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Age 23
Nationality British
Lives Nuneaton
Occupation Racing Driver
Sponsors R-Tech Welding, iZone Driver Performance
Team Team Pyro

Biography

  • Starting the 2016 season, Ash holds the record for having set the highest average speed ever in a UK Clio Cup race (99.98mph) - at Thruxton in 2015 when he took victory after a ferocious battle with team-mate Ashley Sutton (now in the BTCC).
  • His home circuits are Donington Park and Silverstone.

Career Highlights

2016 Renault Sport Trophy
Contested opening rounds of the series - for Renault Sport's sensational 500bhp R.S.01 'silhouette' sports/GT racer - at Aragon (Spain), Imola (Italy) and Red Bull Ring (Austria) for Team Oregon.
2015
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2013
Renault UK Clio Cup
Team Pyro 2013, SV Racing 2014, back to Pyro for 2015. 8th outright in first two seasons. 2013: Best Result 3rd. 2014: 1 pole (Brands GP); 1 lap record (Knockhill); 5 podiums; Best result: 2nd (x3). 2015: Championship runner-up after season-long battle with team-mate and eventual Champion Ashley Sutton and Ant Whorton-Eales. Achieved an unrivalled 7 wins (including ‘doubles’ at Thruxton and Knockhill) plus 8 pole positions, 6 fastest laps. Led standings right up until final round. BTCC test in Motorbase Ford Focus.
2012
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2008
Karting
Started in BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Minimax and quickly graduated to Junior then Senior Rotax Max categories. CHAMPION 2009 MSA Kartmasters British Grand Prix and 2010 Formula Kart Stars (both at Junior level).
Next Race > Snetterton 300

July 29/30

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Renault UK Clio Cup
  • Current Position

    12th
  • Points

    73