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.
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
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