The Michelin Clio Cup Series will introduce a prize worth up to £8000 in 2017 thanks to joint championship promoters Westbourne Motorsport.
Keen to continue promoting Renault UK’s motorsport ladder as well as the next generation of talent, the race-winning multi-car outfit is aiming to give drivers a unique prize which is set to provide significant exposure to both the championship and drivers.
The revitalised Michelin Clio Road Series, that now allows both Clio 197 and 200 to compete for the first time this year, the Champion will receive a fully funded test day in the Clio 200 race car with its sequential gearbox and Michelin Slick racing tyres making one of the closest experiences to a current BTCC machine.
With new road cars being converted for under £5,000 following changes to the regulations and the introduction of the faster Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyre the organisers expect a bumper grid in 2017.
In the Michelin Clio Race Series, the driver leading the championship after the penultimate round at Brands Hatch Indy circuit on September 23rd & 24th the prize will be to return the following week and race at the final round of the UK Clio Cup at Brands Hatch GP with Westbourne in the current fourth generation front-wheel-drive machine.
Westbourne Team Principal, Richard Colburn, explained: “We have worked hard over the Winter period to review the regulations so that we can really build the grids in 2017.
“As promoters we want the Clio Road Series to be the championship of choice for those starting in adult saloon car racing and with a conversion budget of less than £5000 on a now readily available donor car certainly makes it one of the best value available.
“For the race car we have made subtle changes that still ensure we have a championship that every competitor knows ensures all cars are completely equal, a rare and valuable feature in motorsport.
“The prize for the UK Clio drive is one of the most valuable in Britain’s motorsport calendar and was achieved with the support of both Renaultsport UK and BARC, so should really attract some great competitors looking to break into the BTCC package.”
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