Renault UK Clio Cup

‘Great Weekend’ Sets Stilp Up For Top Three Finish

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Jordan Stilp is in pole position to secure a top three Renault UK Clio Cup championship finish after securing a double podium result in the penultimate meeting of the season at Rockingham.

The 20Ten Racing ace continued his strong recent run of form, which included three wins in the last six races prior to the weekend, with his fifth and sixth podium finishes of the campaign.

Stilp started the opening race in superb fashion, launching from fifth to second through the opening couple of bends, a place he went on to maintain comfortably for the remainder of the race.

In similar fashion, the 20 year old moved up from fourth to second on the opening lap of race two. This time he couldn’t keep hold of it though, a fun little scrap with three-time Clio champion Paul Rivett eventually ending with him taking third at the flag.

Those results, combined with tenth and fifth place finishes for James Colburn, means Stilp has leap-frogged him into third in the standings.

“It’s been an absolutely great weekend, we had the second yesterday and we thought we could challenge for the win today, but we tried a few things and it didn’t come out to plan,” Stilp said after the podium.

“It’s all helped out towards the championship, we finished in front of Colburn and we’re now third in the points which is what we wanted.”

The final rounds of the championship take place around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in October, and Stilp heads into the weekend with the goal of making sure Colburn doesn’t overhaul the fourteen point gap between the two.

“Hopefully we can maintain third at Brands Hatch, and hopefully have a top three finish in our second year in the Clios,” he added.

“Last year in Friday testing was the first time I ever visited the circuit though, so hopefully we can get some testing in before or something to ensure we’re competitive at the front.”

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