06/11/2015

BIG THUMBS UP FOR DUNLOP YOUNG DRIVER COMMITMENT FROM RENAULT UK CLIO CUP

Leading tyre manufacturer Dunlop has received high praise from the man in charge of Renault UK’s Clio Cup after its support of young driver talent enabled the championship’s top two drivers from 2015 to test a British Touring Car for the first time.
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This year’s UK Clio Cup Champion Ashley Sutton and runner-up Ash Hand sampled the Motorbase team’s Ford Focus BTCC machine at Snetterton earlier this week. The test was arranged by Dunlop which is the exclusive supplier of race tyres to both the BTCC and UK Clio Cup.

Renaultsport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes commented: “We are indebted to Dunlop for providing the UK Clio Cup’s Champion and runner-up such a fantastic opportunity with these prizes for the second year in succession.

“Put simply Dunlop are one of the best technical and sporting partners any championship could wish for. Last year our Champion Mike Bushell got his chance to taste the Motorbase BTCC car and has gone on to impress in the BTCC in 2015. Now we look forward with interest to see where Ashley’s and Ash’s motor sport careers take them…”

It has already been confirmed that the UK Clio Cup will again race alongside the BTCC in 2015 as both championships tour Britain together. The UK Clio Cup will feature at nine of the BTCC’s race events which are shown live on ITV4.