Clio Cup champion to get BTCC test
|By Kevin Turner||Friday, February 15th 2013, 12:06 GMT|
A British Touring Car test drive will be awarded to the 2013 Renault Clio Cup champion.
A number of drivers from the BTCC-support package have graduated to touring cars in recent years.
Now BTCC tyre supplier Dunlop, which is also the new supplier for the Clio Cup, will provide a fully funded test day for the champion in an NGTC Ford Focus run by race-winning squad Motorbase.
Championship manager Simon North said: "Added to the prestige of winning one of UK motorsport's biggest and most coveted titles, our champion will also have the chance to showcase their skills in a current specification NGTC touring car.
"On behalf of everyone involved with the Renault UK Clio Cup, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Dunlop and Motorbase."
The champion will also be loaned a new 1.6-litre Clio Renaultsport 200 road car.
The most recent Clio graduates to become BTCC race winners are Dave Newsham and Aron Smith, while 2012 Clio champion Jack Goff is planning to step up this season with Team HARD.