Paul Rivett is determined to put a luckless 2014 so far behind him and return to the top step of the Renault UK Clio Cup podium before the season’s end.
The first half of the season has seen the three-time Clio Cup champion adjusting to life with the new fourth-generation Clio, a new team in WDE Motorsport and a new team manager position with the outfit.
While he has visited the podium on three occasions, the 35 year old has been left to rue two retirements and three finishes outside the top ten, leaving him over 100 points adrift of the championship leader.
“It’s been an unlucky season so far, that’s for sure,” Rivett told TCF. “We’ve had so many DNF’s and so many finishes at the back, where we’ve been pushed off or had a problem, and we just haven’t had luck on our side.
“I’ve been in the thick of the action a bit more this year, rather than out at the front, and that was always going to be the way with the new role I’ve taken on this year. I’m really enjoying the racing in there though.”
Rivett heads into the final six races of the season with one clear goal in his mind: to return to the top step of the podium for the first time since a victory at Snetterton twelve months ago.
“We’ve been really strong all year and haven’t always made the most of our opportunities,” he added. “I promise we will be on the top step of the podium before the end of the season, I will have it no other way.”