28/06/2018

Hamilton, Osborne Clio Cup cars for Chateau Impney, Goodwood Festival of Speed & Silverstone Classic

The Renault UK Clio Cup will receive further mass exposure when Nicolas Hamilton’s distinctive JET-liveried race car appears at three major motorsport/automotive events in as many weekends in July.
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The car will first be on static display with Clio Cup tyre partner Michelin at the high profile Chateau Impney Hillclimb weekend (7-8 July) near Droitwich Spa.

A week later (13-15 July) it will re-appear with Hamilton this time behind the wheel at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed before returning to static display duties at the Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) for JET which sponsors the event – the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

Hamilton will demonstrate his car, prepared by WDE Motorsport, on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Goodwood when he drives it up the venue’s famous hill course. It will be his second appearance at Goodwood in a Clio Cup car having driven one there back in 2011 for his then-team TRC – in tow of four-time World Champion brother Lewis in his F1 Mercedes!

Also on show at Goodwood this year will be Hamilton’s WDE Motorsport team-mate Sam Osborne’s car on his sponsor WERA Tools’ stand. Osborne will be in attendance as well.

Hamilton said: “Because there’s no racing at Goodwood you have more time to spend with fans and engage with people. I feel privileged to be driving the car up the hill with so many great names.

“All three of the events the car will be at are perfect to showcase your car and your sponsors to massive crowds and it also adds to the profile of the Clio Cup as people can see just how professional the car is and the championship is.”

On the same weekend his car is at Chateau Impney, Hamilton has confirmed he will be at Silverstone’s British Formula 1 Grand Prix with another of his sponsors, DUO, via its involvement with the Force India F1 team.

Reflecting on his latest Clio Cup races at Croft, Hamilton said: “We seemed to make good gains in terms of race pace and I was able to get involved in a few group battles.

“But it’s such a competitive championship – just look at Lee Pattison; he qualified fourth, dropped to 12th and couldn’t make much ground after that.

“In race two I went off at Sunny In so had about six seconds to catch up and managed it against some quick guys like Fulk and Osborne. That’s a real positive – we just need a little bit more to hit our target of the top ten and also a bit more consistency.”