24/07/2019

‘Magnificent seven’ head for Clio Cup Open at German F1 GP

Seven drivers from the Renault UK Clio Cup will contest this weekend’s (26-28 July) international Clio Cup Open fixture at the German Formula 1 Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Among them, UK title contender Jack Young will aim to make it two Open wins out of two…
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Young will be joined at Hockenheim by MRM team-mates and brothers Brett and Tyler Lidsey, Westbourne Motorsport trio Ben and James Colburn (also brothers) and Aaron Thompson, plus Specialized Motorsport’s Luke Warr.

They will be on a grid of more than 30 drivers representing Clio Cup championships from across Europe.

In June, Young dominated the Clio Cup Open’s two races at Paul Ricard’s French Grand Prix – winning both by over 20 seconds.

Brett Lidsey and both Colburns were also front-runners throughout with Ben going to on to join Young on the podium with a fine third place result…

Just as in France, once their racing in Germany is done the MRM, Westbourne and Specialized teams will load the cars away and head back home – a drive of around 600 miles – in time to prepare for their next UK Clio Cup rounds the following weekend (Sat 3/Sun 4 August) at Snetterton in Norfolk.

The on-track action at Hockenheim this weekend begins with a free practice session late on Friday (18:05-18:35). Timed qualifying (10:50-11:20) and the first of the two 25-minute +1 lap races (18:00) follow on Saturday. Race two is on Sunday (09:30).