MRM, which won 2019’s Renault UK Clio Cup with Jack Young, has become the latest high profile team to commit to the all-new Clio Cup UK championship in 2020.
The Bristol based squad is looking to run at least three of the latest fifth generation Clio Cup race cars that will be used in the championship.
Clio Cup UK’s inaugural season in 2020 will consist of seven race weekends.
It will race five times alongside the British GT Championship and then at two more events overseas – Magny-Cours in France and Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
A full season’s registration is just £8,050.00 + vat. This covers all seven events and all entry fees etc (including the two events abroad).
MRM Team Principal Mike Ritchie commented: “After our title success of 2019 with Jack Young, we are keen to keep racing in Renault circles and the look and feel of the new Clio Cup UK is very attractive.
“The cars are affordable and the registration fee offers real value for money for drivers. The two events overseas are going to be a great experience for everyone on the grid – just over £8k for all seven events (14 races) including Magny-Cours and Barcelona doesn’t get much better for a driver.
“We won at both overseas events we did in 2019 at Paul Ricard and Hockenheim which were organised by Renault Sport Racing who are now involved with this new championship in the UK and that is another big draw.
“Ideally we’d like to run three cars and, although we are in talks with drivers, we’d be happy to hear from other interested parties – we could go to four or even five as we did at times in 2019.”
New Clio Cup UK will use the latest fifth generation Clio Cup race car priced £32,750.00 + vat (based on current £/€ exchange rates).
The car is powered by a 1.3 turbocharged engine producing 180bhp. Torque is put at 300Nm. Transmission is via a five-speed Sadev sequential (push-pull) gearbox.