12/02/2016

Insight: Fascinating facts aplenty as Renault UK Clio Cup hospitality provides a touch of F1 & Hollywood

At every Renault UK Clio Cup fixture is the championship’s professionally-run Race Centre and with catering overseen by chefs boasting Formula 1 and Hollywood movie experience there’s little wonder it provides a real home from home for teams, drivers and guests alike.
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Renaultsport’s hospitality has long been considered among the finest at any race event and with up to 200 places available the UK Clio Cup’s Race Centre is a regular hive of activity for those looking to entertain corporate guests, for invited media to interview the drivers, for networking and B2B introductions or for parties to meet and discuss potentially new driver-team-sponsor combinations.

Furthermore the Race Centre’s relaxed atmosphere offers an ideal backdrop for sponsors looking to host their own guests – perfect for those with bases located close to the eight different circuits the Renault UK Clio Cup visits around the country.

See our fascinating facts below to find out just what it takes to keep the Race Centre running during the UK Clio Cup race season.

Meanwhile there is also the opportunity for VIPs to become part of the Clio Cup’s paddock tours – enabling guests to rub shoulders with the star drivers in their team’s awnings – and to keep fully abreast of all the racing action thanks to a live feed of ITV4’s coverage from each event.

Appointed to oversee matters is Williams Hospitality whose Managing Director Gareth Williams and his team have, combined, more than 25 years’ experience of running race centres in Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship and even serving as chefs on location during the making of blockbuster movies such as Robin Hood, Mission Impossible and James Bond.

“Presentation, attention to detail and ensuring we serve both hot and cold dishes that are wholesome, healthy and suit diets of all tastes are major priorities for us,” says Williams. “We like to think we are one of the best in the business, particularly given the emphasis that Renaultsport has always placed on the importance of making its guests feel welcome and on retaining customer satisfaction.

“Our company has worked at motor sport’s very highest levels and for some very big names in the movie world, but the Renault UK Clio Cup is always a real favourite of ours because of the very friendly and relaxed ambience surrounding the championship.”

Facts & figures – Renault UK Clio Cup Race Centre:

- The Race Centre’s catering team cooks 8000 eggs during the UK Clio Cup season
- Plus another 8000 rashers of bacon
- And a further 3000 sausages
- That’s not forgetting 500kg of potatoes
- 500 plates/sets of cutlery are used/washed per race weekend
- The Race Centre travels 3000 miles from base to events per season
- Its size is 24 metres x 16 metres
- It weighs seven tonnes
- It takes two days to construct and one day to de-construct
- 1300 man hours go into setting it up during the season
- It is powered by the equivalent of 35 standard UK 13-amp sockets