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Dear Renault Sport Fan!

We’re writing to inform you that we will be moving all our Renault Sport cars and motorsport content on the renaultsport.co.uk across to our main website, renault.co.uk, on 31 March 2020. From then on, you’ll be able to find all things Renault in one place.

The Forum and Ask The Expert features will not move across to the new website. These have been popular destinations for Renault Sport fans over the years and we are proud to have been a leader in terms of providing ways for our most passionate customers to discuss all things Renault Sport – with us and with each other. The growth in social media in recent years has provided multiple new ways for fans to share and discuss all things R.S. and we would love to hear from you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Thank you.

The Renault UK Website Team

19/02/2016

British team Strakka commits to R.S 0.1 & Renault Sport Trophy

Strakka Racing has become the first British racing team to enter the European-based Renault Sport Trophy championship for the French manufacturer’s outrageous R.S 0.1 model.
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The Silverstone-based squad will initially field one car to be campaigned by Britons Lewis Williamson and Nick Leventis in the Renault Sport Trophy’s ‘Elite’ and ‘Prestige’ categories respectively.

The championship begins in mid-April with its races taking place alongside the European Le Mans Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 category. Out of six events, five are at past or present Formula 1 venues…

Strakka also runs cars in the World Endurance Championship and clearly sees the Renault Sport Trophy as a stepping stone to WEC stardom for young drivers.

The Renault Sport Trophy is a ‘single-model’ championship for some truly sensational race-developed Renaultsport models – in recent history the Spider sportscar, Clio V6 and Mégane have all been used as the base model. Its roots, though, go right back to the early Eighties when 5 GT Turbos filled the grid…

The R.S 0.1 however is by far the most exotic machine to be used. Firstly it boasts considerably more power than anything before – 550hp – while its downforce levels, cornering and braking are utterly staggering, as testified by pretty much everyone who has ever driven it.

And said Strakka Team Prinicipal Dan Walmsley: “We are seeing more and more young drivers disillusioned with the single-seater ladder and asking about drives in sportscar racing. They see a chance for a real career in sportscars. This affordable series is a great platform to give young drivers more experience and is a perfect fit between our WEC and single-seater efforts.”

Williamson, notably the runner-up in the UK Formula Renault 2.0 standings in 2010, said: “For me the R.S.01 is the perfect stepping stone to progress into sportscars which is where I want to be. This is a fantastic chance to get my career kick-started again and I really appreciate the chances that drivers in the Strakka family receive.”