Scottish drivers Dave Newsham and Lewis Williamson are looking forward to racing in front of their home crowd this weekend as the ELF Renault Clio Cup with Michelin and the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship head north of the border to Knockhill for the first time in four years.
Inverness based Newsham and Williamson, from Golspie, lead the Scottish assault on the Renault Sport championships at the 1.3 mile Knockhill circuit, with both at the front end of their respective series.
Clio Cup ace Newsham is looking to secure the 2010 title on his home circuit after a superb season so far has seen him pick up 10 wins from 12 pole positions, while Williamson is within touching distance at the top of the Formula Renault championship, three wins so far this year putting him 11 points off the championship leader. Both are desperate for success on home soil.
After travelling thousands of miles so far this season to compete all over England, the drivers are looking forward to staying at home and seeing the rest of the Renault Sport paddock heading up north to them.
Team Pyro star Newsham said; “I can't wait to be racing in front of my home crowd and to have so many friends, family members and sponsors cheering me on. This weekend I can secure the title which would be amazing so I'm going all out for the wins. In fact I would be absolutely gutted if I didn't take at least one victory this weekend so expect some very close racing and for me to be on two wheels a lot!”
Manor Competition ace Williamson added; “Having spent so much of the season travelling to circuits in the south it's great that we're going to be on my turf this weekend and I can't wait to get back in the car and hopefully on to the podium.”
The Clios and single seaters have had a four year absence from Knockhill due to calendar clashes with the World Series by Renault meetings, but drivers and fans alike are looking forward to their return. In there last meeting in Scotland, Sebastian Hohenthal and Sam Bird shared the Formula Renault wins, with Paul Rivett and Tom Onslow-Cole picking Clio Cup spoils.