A test in Renaultsport’s sensational 500bhp R.S.0.1 silhouette sports racing car has been confirmed as a bonus prize for the winner of 2015’s Renault UK Clio Cup.
This is in addition to the British Touring Car test with leading team Motorbase already confirmed for this year’s eventual Clio Cup Champion.
R.S.0.1 made its UK debut at January’s Autosport International Show and proved an immediate star attraction among the 90,000 visitors thanks to its stunning looks and shattering performance statistics. Four-times Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost was full of praise for the car when he shook it down for Renaultsport’s engineers during its initial development phase…
The car is to form a single-model championship in Europe this year as part of Renaultsport’s World Series by Renault package of events which come to the UK (Silverstone) on the weekend of Sat 5/Sun 6 September.
Xavier Gonzalez, Renaultsport’s Sporting Manager said: “It is important to look at how many top names from the UK Clio Cup and the ‘Renault family’ have graduated very successfully into both touring cars and international GT competition.
“The UK Clio Cup is Britain’s best single-model saloon car championship without a doubt. Indeed its top drivers have often shone in tests in our previous silhouette racers and it will be very interesting to see how the 2015 UK Clio Cup Champion performs in R.S.0.1 – our best yet!”
Renault UK Clio Cup Championship Manager Will Fewkes commented: “R.S.0.1 is one of the most talked about silhouette sports racing cars in 2015 and a test in one for our eventual Champion really is something special.
“The car demonstrates Renault’s engineering excellence in motor sport as well as the company’s long standing passion and commitment to supporting motor sport and emerging talent.
“Being able to confirm tests in R.S.0.1 and also with BTCC team Motorbase brings even more kudos to being crowned 2015 Renault UK Clio Cup Champion.”