07/03/2019

Gen 2 & Gen 3 Clio Cup action galore in 2019

Fans of Renault Sport’s ‘Gen 2’ and ‘Gen 3’ Clio Cup machinery have plenty of opportunities to see them still race in 2019. Here are the details…
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Both the 750 Motor Club and the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) run championships for these past favourites.

The BARC’s Michelin Clio Cup Series gets the ball rolling in 2019 with its opening rounds on 30-31 March at Silverstone.

Notably this year’s seven-event calendar includes a much anticipated July fixture at the glorious coastal Zandvoort circuit near Amsterdam…

The championship caters for road and race-spec Gen 3 Clio Cups with two classes running together in races. It also has a knack of producing future stars with past champions and front-runners having included James Dorlin who came so close to the UK Clio Cup title last year.

Furthermore in 2019 the Cup Series will allow in for the first time road-spec ‘Gen 4’ Clio Cup cars in a third, introductory class before their race-spec cousins (now in their final year in the BTCC-supporting UK Clio Cup) join in 2020.

Meanwhile, the 750MC’s Clio 182 Championship gets under way at Brands Hatch in mid-April – just a week after the senior UK Clio Cup and British Touring Car Championship have been in action on the Kent venue’s Indy circuit.

This is a highly cost-effective category. Regulation compliant cars can, according to the championship’s website, be built for as little as £5,000.

Again a seven-event calendar is in store with visits to the swooping Anglesey and Cadwell Park circuits in June and July among the highlights.

See below for race dates and also click on each championship’s title to visit their respective websites and find out more.

Clio 182 Championship

Brands Hatch, Kent             13 April

Mallory Park, Leics              5 May

Anglesey                               15-16 June

Cadwell Park, Lincs             20-21 July

Silverstone, Northants         11 August

Donington Park, Leics         7-8 September

Snetterton, Norfolk              12-13 October

Michelin Clio Cup Series

Silverstone, Northants        30-31 March

Brands Hatch, Kent             11-12 May

Zandvoort, Holland              5-7 July

Snetterton, Norfolk              10-11 August

Donington Park, Leics         24 August

Croft Circuit, North Yorks    21-22 September

Oulton Park, Cheshire        26 October

08/03/2019

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