BLG Racing

Team Principal Luke Warr
Telephone 01787 373030
Email burkitts@btinternet.com

BLG Racing made huge strides in its debut Clio Cup season in 2018 and showed that a small, enthusiastic team - it ran a single car for Luke Warr - can fit right in with the championship's more experienced teams. It has already confirmed it is back for 2019 with Warr and will be looking to build on its 2018 results which included several points-scoring finishes.

Matrix Motorsport

Team Manager Dave Hayes
Team Principal Jeff Alden
Telephone +44 (0)203 890 4778
Email david@matrixmotorsport.co.uk
Website www.matrixmotorsport.co.uk

Matrix Motorsport rapidly developed into a major force in its debut Clio Cup season in 2018 under the guidance of owner and driver Jeff Alden and experienced team manager and engineer David Hayes. There were two podium results for lead driver Michael Epps who was also a genuine contender for race wins in the the season closing Silverstone and Brands Hatch GP rounds. It will be determined to put together a strong title challenge in 2019.

MRM

Team Principal Mike Ritchie
Telephone +44 (0) 7759 437181
Email mike@mrm-racing.co.uk
Website http://mrm-racing.co.uk/

MRM became one of the most respected teams on the Clio Cup grid in 2018. Brett Lidsey and Jade Edwards regularly qualified and jostled for race positions inside the top ten. It also introduced its 2017 Clio Cup Junior champion Jack Young to the grid: aged just 16, he went on to become the youngest driver in history to qualify on pole position for a Clio Cup race. MRM's 2018 ended on the highest of highs when Young beat over 90 drivers at Paul Ricard in France to win the Clio Cup 'world final'. Young has already been confirmed for MRM's 2019 line-up...

Specialized Motorsport

Team Principal Simon Horrobin
Telephone +44 (0) 7946 325413
Email simon@specializedwelding.co.uk
Website http://specializedmotorsport.com/

Former Clio Cup racer Simon Horrobin's squad joined the Clio Cup from mid-season onwards in 2018 with the same driver it had enjoyed success with in other categories in recent years, Nick Reeve. Immediately they made the headlines with the fastest race lap of anyone on their debut at Snetterton! Reeve was a front-runner from thereon, underlining Specialized's strengths in car set-up. The outfit also has ties with top British Touring Car team Motorbase.

Team HARD

Team Principal Tony Gilham
Telephone +44 (0)1634 712221
Email info@team-hard.com
Website https://www.team-hard.com/

British Touring Car squad Team HARD will expand into the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2019. Max Coates, a title challenger for three years in a row, and rising star Ethan Hammerton have already been announced as part of its line-up at January's Autosport International Show.

Team Pyro

Team Principal Mark Hunt
Telephone +44 (0)1455 847774
Email info@pyromotorsport.co.uk
Website http://www.pyromotorsport.co.uk

The most successful team in UK Clio Cup history with eight drivers' titles in the past ten seasons (2008 Ben Winrow; 2009 Phil Glew; 2010 Dave Newsham; 2012 Jack Goff; 2013 Josh Files; 2014 Mike Bushell; 2015 Ashley Sutton; 2017 Mike Bushell). For 2018 it has recruited experienced race winner Max Coates plus three of UK motor sport's most exciting teen talents in 17-year-old Jack McCarthy and 16-year-olds Bradley Burns and Zak Fulk. Notably Burns is a protege of leading BTCC team BMR which has placed other drivers with Pyro in recent years, chiefly Ashley Sutton who won the Clio Cup crown in 2015 before going onto touring car stardom...

WDE Motorsport

Team Principal Wayne Eason
Telephone +44 (0)1233 647401
Email info@wdemotorsport.com
Website www.wdemotorsport.com

After four years of building into one of the paddock's 'grande' outfits, WDE took its first Clio Cup drivers' title in 2018 with the most successful driver in the category's history, Paul Rivett. More than that, though, it came the closest it has ever been to toppling Team Pyro off the top of the teams' championship as all five cars its fielded ran towards the front. A memorable season by all accounts.

Westbourne Motorsport

Team Principal Richard Colburn & James Colburn
Telephone +44 (0)1444 480170
Email motorsport@westbournemotors.co.uk
Website http://www.westbournemotorsport.co.uk/

Westbourne was arguably the team to beat in 2018's Clio Cup as James Dorlin won an unrivalled six times (included a famous five in a row) and looked to have sewn up the title at the season finale at Brands Hatch until denied by a judicial hearing several weeks later. Westbourne also came closest of any team to achieve a dream 1-2 result: Dorlin and Jsmes Colburn crossed the line first and second at Donington only for the latter to then be demoted to fourth by a time penalty! Younger brother Ben was also able to feature strongly when he arrived during the season's second half.

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