Michelin Clio Cup Series technical details revealed

Organisers of the Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre, the newly established saloon car category which is intended to provide a highly cost-effective first step into competitive car racing in the UK, are pleased to reveal the latest technical details and pricing for the road-to-racecar conversion kit.

Monster Sport Europe, which is based in Milton Keynes, has been named the exclusive supplier of the eagerly awaited kit which will enable owners of Clio Renaultsport 197 or Clio Renaultsport 200 roadcars to transform their machines to track specification for just £3,760.54, plus VAT.

With the addition of a Safety Devices prefabricated Roll Cage Protection System (ROPS), available solely through Renaultsport agent Mark Fish Motorsport for £985 plus VAT, drivers can have a race-ready Clio for less than £6,000, representing remarkable value.

“Our goal is to enable customers to race a road-car based Clio Cup car that will deliver a truly exciting and rewarding competitive experience”, said Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre manager Simon North, “It is not simply a road car with a bolt-in roll cage, but a racer developed to be as close to the full racing Clio Cup car as possible.”

The comprehensive kit from MSE includes Renaultsport Technologies front and rear suspension from the Clio Renaultsport R3 Access asphalt rally car, Renaultsport branded seat and steering wheel, seat rail set, a HANS (Head and Neck Support) device compatible safety harness, electric cut-out switch and CAT-back exhaust.

It also features a Pipercross Air Filter and bespoke adjustable top mount conversion kit, competition clutch plate, Ferodo brake pads, interior items such as roll cage padding and window net, bonnet pins, tow hooks and a fire system with extinguisher.

Built to FIA Appendix J, the Roll Cage Protection System from Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre technical partner Safety Devices is a multi-point bolt-in roll cage which provides the necessary level of protection required to go racing. Should competitors require assistance, Mark Fish Motorsport – a participant in Renault racing since the late 1970s – can provide a ROPS fitting service.

In order to keep costs as controlled as possible, drivers competing with converted Clio Renaultsport 197 or Clio Renaultsport 200 roadcars will race on Michelin Pilot Sport 3 treaded tyres – supplied by series partner and sponsor Protyre – while those racing in the headline class in thoroughbred racing Clios, as currently run in the sister Renault UK Clio Cup championship, will use Michelin ‘slicks’.

Full technical regulations are available now from Grovewood Sport Ltd – contact Michelin Clio Cup Series manager Simon North on 0203 179 1959 or email simon@grovewood.co.uk

Roll Cage Protection System orders are being taken now through Mark Fish Motorsport for delivery in April. Mark Fish can be contacted on 01279 431628 or by email to mark@markfish.co.uk

To purchase the conversion kit, contact Monster Sport Europe on 01908 231170 or email sales@monstersport-europe.com

Drivers who are registered for the Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre before Wednesday, 24th April will be entitled to take part in that day’s official Renaultsport test day at Snetterton, Norfolk, free of charge. The first two races of the season will take place at Snetterton on 11th/12th May.