Clio Cup cars begin arriving
The JamSport Racing team has taken delivery of the first brand new car built by Renault Sport Racing in France to regulations for 2017’s inaugural Renault UK Clio Cup Junior championship.
The car is one of 12 new machines to have been ordered in the past six weeks through Renault Sport UK importer R. Sport for use in either the senior UK Clio Cup which features at British Touring Car events or the new Junior championship for 14 to 17-year-old racing drivers.
Teams will be able to use the same cars in either the senior or Junior UK Clio Cup competition in 2017. All that differentiates the cars is a simple modification to the ECU (limiting the Junior-spec version to 100mph and five gears) and a switch between Michelin race or road tyres.
JamSport Team Principal Jamie Going commented: “It’s a very exciting moment when a new car arrives from Renault Sport and it’s even more exciting knowing this is for the new Junior championship which we aim to be the first winner of.”
Going added: “As ever, the order and delivery process via R. Sport has been ultra-smooth and professional, and the end product from Renault Sport Racing – the UK Clio Cup race car – is second to none in terms of engineering and manufacturing. It’s absolutely immaculate, and we can’t wait to begin shaking the car down during testing at Silverstone. What a cool championship this is going to be.”