Renault UK today confirmed it’s commitment to British motor sport as it announced the renewal of it’s three-year rolling agreement to remain on the TOCA/British Touring Car Championship support race package.
The announcement means that the Renault Clio and Formula Renault championships will continue to run alongside the main BTCC race, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Ginetta G50 and Ginetta Juniors over the course of race weekends.
Renault have been involved wit the BTCC package since 1993 so the extension will mark the 20th year in the support package in 2013.
Over the years the single-seater and saloon car championships have produced some of the stars of today such as Lewis Hamilton, Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen and Jason Plato.
Mat Jackson, Andrew Jordan and Tom Onslow-Cole have all learnt their trade in the Clio Cup and this year has seen Phil Glew, Alex MacDowall and Daniel Lloyd make the step up to British Touring Cars.
Commenting on the announcement, Tim Jackson Director of Press and Public Relations at Renault UK, said: “Renault has a long and very successful motorsport heritage and our announcement today will make certain this continues to be the case in the years to come.”
“To have been part of the BTCC support race package for so long demonstrates not only Renault's commitment to its national motor sport championships but also its ability to ensure these series remain attractive to teams and drivers after almost two decades. We're very proud to safeguard this relationship and to continue producing great single-seater and touring car drivers.”
BTCC Series Director Alan Gow added: “Our manufacturer-supported championships, together with the BTCC, help provide motorsport fans with a top-class entertainment package which is unrivalled by any other motor sport experience in the country and which enjoys comprehensive television coverage on the ITV Network.”
“Renault's support and commitment in being an intrinsic part of the BTCC support package has been exemplary, so I'm genuinely delighted to have Renault continue our partnership and look forward to many more years of thrilling racing.”