Amigo Motorsport has become the latest team to confirm plans to contest the all new Clio Cup UK championship in 2020.
The Essex outfit says the significantly reduced costs of the championship – now with support from Renault Sport Racing – plus a simplified new car as well as the chance to race overseas are amongst the biggest appeals.
“It’s been very well worked out – the cost is really good for something with this sort of profile,” commented Team Principal Rob Gaffney.
“We are actually talking with a driver from overseas and are open to running two cars or maybe even a third – even I’m tempted to get back behind the wheel!”
He added: “We really like the international aspect, particularly for the cost – to race at places like Magny-Cours and Barcelona against the French and Spanish teams as well as five more events alongside British GT all for around £8k is pretty cool.
“We also believe the spec of the car will appeal to more drivers – it’s back to a five-speed sequential (push-pull) gear system which is nicer.
“We raced in Clios a decade ago so know how good the cars from Renault Sport are… the new ‘Gen 5’ car that is coming is less daunting and that’s going to make for a more diverse grid.
“It’s kind of taking it back to racing in the Nineties when it was more for everyone and that’s another reason why we want to be involved.”
See elsewhere on this website for details on how to purchase the new Gen 5 Clio Cup UK race car, register for the championship and 2020 race dates/circuits.