Luke Herbert, the star of the 2013 Michelin Clio Cup Series with five race wins, is back this season targeting title glory during the category’s first year as a full championship.
The Chichester driver won five of the six races he contested last year in his self-run Clio, before choosing to sit-out the final meeting to instead make his debut in the Renault UK Clio Cup.
Now the 24 year old is back hoping to utilise that experience and mount a challenge for the inaugural Clio Series title.
“We’ll be trying to do what we did last year in the Clio Series, win as many races as we can, but there’s obviously an actual championship to fight for this season so we’ll be going out to try and win that,” said Herbert.
Herbert will run under the ‘SRC Recycling’ banner this season and while he’s starting as a single-car entrant, he is looking to expand the team.
“We’re certainly open to running another car, either through sourcing a second car ourselves or running an owner-driver who wants to be part of a team. It’s something we’ve spoken about and those plans are in the pipeline,” he added.
Herbert finished fourth overall in the official Clio Series group test at Rockingham yesterday (19 March) during the annual Renaultsport Media Day, his first time running in the car since the end of the 2013 season.