Paul Streather (Hinckley), this year’s Clio Cup Series runner-up, will make his Renault UK Clio Cup debut with the returning Finesse Motorsport squad in the 2015 championship’s title-deciding final two rounds at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent this weekend (Sat 10/Sun 11 Oct).
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The 26-year-old will enter the season finale under the Paul Streather Motorsport with Finesse Motorsport banner and both are keen to be on the UK Clio Cup grid full-time in 2016.

“I’ve taken on some much bigger outfits in the Clio Cup Series and with the help of a couple of motor sport chums from Finesse we came very close to winning it,” said Streather. “It’s something I’m very proud of and it will be interesting to see how, with a similarly small set-up this weekend, we are able to perform in the UK Clio Cup when the competition really steps up a gear. It will be a good taster for 2016.”

Finesse previously entered front-running cars in the UK Clio Cup in 2012 and 2013 for Jake Giddings and Aron Williamson. Giddings went on to win the British GT4 title. In 2013 the team was involved in running a car in the British Touring Car Championship.

Team Principal Neil Giddings commented: “We want to come back very much. The UK Clio Cup has a high profile and drivers who do it tend to be very strong in every championship they go and do – just look at how many of them are now winning in the BTCC. As for this weekend… I believe Paul can get into the top six and that is what we are aiming for.”

And added Will Fewkes, Renaultsport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager: “We’re delighted to see the Finesse name returning and adding to the UK Clio Cup grid just a few weeks after the championship boasted its biggest grid in almost two years. Paul is clearly a talent and, given Finesse’s experience at this level, I’m sure he can hit the ground running.”