Stalwart Clio Cup racing team Westbourne Motorsport has confirmed it will enter cars in the all new Clio Cup UK championship backed by Renault Sport Racing in 2020.
The West Sussex squad is set to order two latest fifth generation Clio Cup cars that will be used in the championship.
Clio Cup UK, supported by Renault Sport Racing, has already confirmed a seven-event calendar for its inaugural season in 2020.
It will appear five times at UK circuits alongside the British GT Championship, but also race at two more events overseas – Magny-Cours, France and Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain.
At Barcelona, the UK’s teams and drivers will join their Clio Cup France and Spain counterparts to form a truly international season finale – some 60 cars could potentially start.
The Westbourne name has been synonymous with Clio Cup competition since 2011, having twice narrowly missed out on major titles.
Joint Team Principal Richard Colburn commented: “We will definitely be on the new Clio Cup UK grid in 2020 with at least two cars – maybe even more – and would be very interested in talking to prospective drivers.
“The price of the new Clio Cup car and the much lower entry fee make the championship very attractive.
“The opportunity for teams and drivers to race on both the Silverstone and Barcelona GP circuits is really exciting as is the chance to race with the French and Spanish championships.
“We enjoyed podium successes at both international races in 2019 and ended the season on another high with a 1-2-3 on the grid at Brands Hatch so we are confident that we have the experience and momentum to hit the ground running with the new Clio Cup UK car in 2020.”
The new Clio Cup UK race car is priced at £32,750* + vat.
A full season’s registration is just £8,050.00 + vat – this covers all seven events on the calendar and all entry fees etc (including the events at Magny-Cours and Barcelona).
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The car is powered by a 1.3 turbocharged engine producing 180bhp / 300Nm torque. Transmission is via a five-speed Sadev sequential (push-pull) gearbox.
Renault Sport Racing is keen for its new Clio Cup championships (in the UK plus France and Spain) to appeal to amateur enthusiasts as well as career-minded drivers.
* correct using £/€ exchange rate 18/11/19