Multiple title-winning squad Team Pyro is set for a return to Renault racing in 2020 after confirming plans to enter cars in the all new Clio Cup UK championship.
Pyro has previously taken the likes of Ashley Sutton, Jack Goff and Mike Bushell to title success but in 2019 it took a sabbatical from UK competition.
Mark Hunt, Team Principal, commented: “The way the new Clio Cup UK championship is being done has lured us back – it’s really good.
“The costs have been slashed – £8k for seven events is not much more than a club level registration fee and that includes two events overseas.
“The price of the cars is lower than anything else out there in one-make ‘saloon’ racing with manufacturer support. They are brand new and Renault Sport never make a duff car – these will hold their value, just like Clios always have.
“I also like the fact it’s now with British GTs – it’s a really good scene and that makes it more inclusive in terms of the different levels of drivers it can appeal to.
“We have one driver already signed and are talking to a few others – the plan is to run three or four cars but we’re always happy to hear from people.”
New 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).
The championship 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.
CLICK HERE for more details including how to purchase the car and register for the championship.