28/09/2016

Circuit artwork adds to silverware for UK Clio Cup’s driving champions at Brands Hatch

Niche circuit art company Graham & Leigh will provide the Renault UK Clio Cup’s outright Champion as well as the winners of its Graduates and Masters classes with specially commissioned trophies this weekend at Brands Hatch.
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Each piece (700mm x 300mm) includes the configurations of all nine different circuits raced on by the UK Clio Cup in 2016.

These are mounted in solid hardwood frames with each circuit cut from high-grade Baltic birch plywood and given the illusion of ‘floating’ with the use of miniscule acrylic rods. See the grahamandleigh.co.uk website for more details…

“Having started our business in 2012 we are now producing between 500-700 individual pieces of work a year and each piece is bespoke as customers often have their own preferences for a particular circuit lay-out from a particular race or year – it’s fascinating researching them all and then producing them,” commented Graham & Leigh director Andy Graham.

“We’re delighted to be producing these three individual pieces of work for the UK Clio Cup – it is one of British motor sport’s stand out championships and the circuits raced on alongside the British Touring Car Championship vary tremendously, making for a real season-long challenge for the drivers. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating these for Renault Sport UK.”

Ciceley Motorsport’s Max Coates and Team Cooksport’s Lee Pattison are already assured of the Graduates and Masters categories for young drivers in their debut UK Clio Cup season and older competitors (aged over 38) respectively.

However the outright drivers’ title is still to be decided with Team Pyro’s Mike Bushell and JamSport’s Ant Whorton-Eales both going for the crown in the season’s final two rounds around Brands’s legendary Grand Prix circuit this Saturday and Sunday.

Renault Sport UK’s Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes said: “We thank Graham and Leigh for these three fantastic pieces of framed artwork which I know all three recipients this weekend will be extremely happy about.”