WDE, Rivett, Green begin 2015 test programme

Triple champion Paul Rivett’s WDE Motorsport team has become the first Clio Cup squad to hit the track in anger in 2015 with a test at its local circuit of Brands Hatch with new driver Rory Green.
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Rivett sat in alongside Green – and vice versa – for almost 100 laps of Brands’s short Indy track aboard one of the team’s Cup-spec Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC.

It will be the Brands Indy circuit – scene of so many memorable and controversial Clio Cup races down the years – that hosts the first two races of this year’s 18-race calendar on the weekend of Sat 4th/Sun 5th April. All 18 races will take place at British Touring Car events meaning huge trackside crowds and live ITV4 coverage.

Rivett, who gets married this coming weekend, said: “It was very cold weather for the test so very difficult to get proper temperatures into the tyres.

“But the important thing is that Rory is clearly starting to understand the car which is the most important thing at the moment – not setting really fast lap times. He’s definitely learning the driving techniques required to get the most out of these cars so it’s been a really promising start to our pre-season test programme.”

20Ten Racing, one of WDE’s chief title rivals, ran at its local venue of Donington Park last Sunday shaking down two of its Clio Cup cars during a track day session with 2015 drivers Jordan Stilp and Mark Howard.

Sat 4th/Sun 5th Apr Rounds 1 & 2 Brands Hatch Indy, Kent
Sat 18th/Sun 19th Apr Rounds 3 & 4 Donington Park, Leics
Sat 9th/Sun 10th May Rounds 5 & 6 Thruxton, Hants
Sat 6th/Sun 7th June Rounds 7 & 8 Oulton Park Island, Cheshire
Sat 27th/Sun 28th June Rounds 9 & 10 Croft, North Yorks
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd Aug Rounds 11 & 12 Knockhill, Fife
Sat 5th/Sun 6th Sept Rounds 13 & 14 Rockingham, Northants
Sat 26th/Sun 27th Sept Rounds 15 & 16 Silverstone National, Northants
Sat 10th/Sun 11th Oct Rounds 17 & 18 Brands Hatch Grand Prix, Kent


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