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22Paul Rivett

“The 2018 grid is looking as strong as ever and that has always been one of the Clio Cup’s great attributes – the quality of the grid and the level of competitiveness. You’d choose quality over quantity any time if you want credibility as a racing driver."

www.paulrivett.com

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Age 39
Nationality British
Lives Epsom Downs, Surrey
Occupation Race Instructor / Glazier
Sponsors Tachosys
Team WDE Motorsport

Biography

  • Paul has contested more races in Clio Cup competition than anyone else (this includes all the formula's championships overseas)! He reached his 200th UK Clio Cup race in 2017 (which he duly won!) and received a special race suit from Renault Sport, earning the nickname 'Mr Clio Cup'.
  • He won his very first race in the championship 2001 (only 2 other drivers have ever achieved this in the category's 18-year history).
  • 22 is his lucky number - he used it when he won each of his three crowns to date. He also points out that both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson won their first F1 titles (2008, 2009) using no.22...
  • In addition to his three titles his achievements, starting 2018, also include 47 wins, 112 further podium results, 35 pole positions and 34 fastest laps.
  • 2018 will mark his 13th full season in the championship.
  • He is the only driver to have won UK Clio Cup races at every circuit on the calendar.

 

Career Highlights

2017
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2001
Renault UK Clio Cup
Won on his debut in 2001 (Brands Hatch GP). 4th overall that year plus Winterseries title; CHAMPION 2002 (also contested FRenault Winterseries); Clio Cup Winterseries CHAMPION 2003; Clio Cup CHAMPION 2004; Runner-up 2006 & 2008; CHAMPION 2011; Runner-up 2012; 3rd 2013; 7th 2014 with new WDE Motorsport team, followed up by 4th in both 2015 and 2016 as he surpassed 100 podium results. Championship runner-up in 2017 with a fairy tale victory in his 200th UK Clio Cup race (at Silverstone). Note only part-seasons 2003, '05, '07 & '10. Paul also won an off-shore jet-ski racing title (P1 AquaX ‘See Doo’) in 2012!
2016
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2015
Classic Touring Cars
Starred on several outings in a Honda Accord from the BTCC's famed 'Super Touring' era of the late 1990s.
2000 USA Late Model Stock Cars
2 wins (at Concord and North Carolina)
1999 Ford Fiestas
3rd in BTCC-supporting championship (3 wins) and 3rd in Winterseries
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