Renaultsport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager Fewkes was responding to confirmation of a new three-year agreement between the UK Clio Cup and BTCC which starts in 2017 and which furthers an unbroken partnership that started in 1992.
It means every competitor in the UK Clio Cup will continue to enjoy the kudos of being exposed to huge trackside crowds plus on-going live free-to-air television coverage on the ITV4 channel wherever it races.
Fewkes enthused: “This is absolutely fantastic news as it provides all the teams, drivers, sponsors and partners on the UK Clio Cup grid with tremendous stability – something that key stakeholders in any sporting arena crave.
“This clear direction and knowing they will continue to receive vast levels of exposure in front of a highly captive audience will also be vital to career paths, business models and marketing strategies alike.
“This news also follows on from the stand-out season of competition the UK Clio Cup enjoyed at BTCC events in 2015 and which has led to 2016 being one of the most anticipated seasons in the championship’s history.”
All 18 races on the 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup calendar will take place at the BTCC’s high-profile events, starting at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on Sat 2/Sun 3 April.