Hunt impresses BKR in debut Clio Cup run

Freddie Hunt, son of Britain’s 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt, has been full of praise for Renault UK’s Clio Cup car after testing one for the first time at Brands Hatch with new team Bubble & Kick Racing.
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Hunt was at the wheel of Mike Bushell’s 2014 title-winning car – acquired by BKR for its debut Clio Cup season – and commented: “I was pleasantly surprised with it and it was nice to be back at Brands – the last time I was there was in 2007’s Formula Ford Festival when I had my car written off at Paddock Hill Bend!

“All the other tin tops I’ve tried before were pretty woolly but the Clio Cup car was totally different – well balanced, light, nimble and faster than I expected. For any driver – whether they’ve come from karts, single-seaters or other saloon categories – I’d say this has to be perfect training ground for touring cars.”

This was BKR’s second appearance with its Clio Cup car in 2015 – last month Bushell shook down the ex-Team Pyro car in preparation for Hunt’s run as part of his driver coaching and technical role with the team which is in addition to him racing in this year’s British Touring Car Championship. 

Meanwhile BKR Team Principal Nico Ferrari was impressed by Hunt, adding: “The day was a huge success. Freddie was professional and meticulous in his approach to a new car.

“He instantly looked right at home in the car and this was reflected in his speed and 150 error-free laps!

“His personality also went down very well within our team and he had everyone in stitches on quite a few occasions! I would love to get him in the car for the season – I’m sure he could fight for wins and the title.”


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