Newly-crowned Renault UK Clio Cup champion Josh Files could complete a sensational championship double this weekend in the final rounds of the 2013 Eurocup Clio finale at Motorland Aragon.
Files catapulted himself to the top of the Eurocup standings with a brace of victories in the last rounds at Catalunya just over a week ago, with the 22 year old holding an eleven point lead heading into the final two races.
Despite having little knowledge of the Spanish venue, the Team Pyro ace is confident of keeping his championship rivals, Massmiliano Pedala and Nicolas Milan, at bay and wrapping up the title.
“I kind of know where Motorland Aragon goes after spending some time on the simulator at iZone, but it’s always different driving the circuit in real life,” said Files. “As always, I’ll just have to suck it and see, which has worked so far – I never expected to come away from Catalunya in the lead of the championship after taking two victories, so I’m in a much healthier position than I thought I would be!
“When racing on a circuit you know well it’s very easy to over-drive. Despite what people may think, when you’re not familiar with a track, you take a more tentative approach and somehow go quicker. I think reining myself in and making sure I drive within myself at 95 per cent is the best way of winning a championship anyway. I have an 11-point lead in the standings so I’ll be targeting additional race victories to get the job done.”