2016 Champion Michelin Clio Cup Road Series
From Karting to the JSCC to the Michelin Clio Cup Series 2016, now FIA Touring Car Endurance Series and more.....
The British Automobile Racing Club is pleased to announce that the prestigious Clio Cup Series will continue to be supported by Michelin Tyres during 2016.
The Michelin Clio Cup Series is a popular championship that visits various circuits throughout the UK. With the backing of one of the world’s top tyre companies, it is proving to be one of the best tin-top starter championships in the country and is the perfect entry point to one-make saloon car racing with its two distinct classes for Road Series and Race Series cars.
“The Clio Cup Series, with the backing of Michelin, provides the most cost-effective route into ‘tin-top’ competition,” said the BARC’s General Manager, Ian Watson. “It is perfect for the competitor targeting a future in this kind of racing, and taking the route through the Clio Cup Series into the Renault UK Clio Cup and then onto British Touring Cars makes sense.”
The 2016 Michelin Clio Cup Series dates are as follows:
March 19 Oulton Park
April 23/24 Pembrey
May 28/29 Rockingham
June 25/26 Brands Hatch
July 23/24 Croft
September 3/4 Anglesey
October 8/9 Silverstone (Int.)
Competitors seeking the lowest cost starting point for a career in saloon car racing need look no further than the Michelin Clio Cup Road Series, which features race-converted Clio Renaultsport 197 roadcars running on treaded Michelin Pilot Sport 3 road tyres.
Created to be the first rung on the Clio Cup ladder, and enjoying key support from Michelin, Protyre, Ferodo and Safety Devices, prospective competitors can choose an ‘arrive and drive’ package with a team or build their own challenger.
Starting off with a donor 197 roadcar, owners have a choice of two conversion kit options which are exclusively available through the official Championship parts supplier. To make the car race legal, a mandatory Safety Devices roll over protection system must also be purchased.
The typical cost of building a car is just £8,000 with running costs under £10,000 for a well organised privateer. Registration fee is just £720 including VAT while race meeting entries are roughly £470 per event. Minimum licence requirement is National B and drivers must be at least 16-years-of-age.