Renault UK Clio Cup Championship Manager Will Fewkes believes the tin-top series is in really strong health as it prepares to return to action for the second half of the 2015 season at Knockhill next weekend.
The first half of the campaign saw the championship producing hugely exciting racing with its blend of experienced names and talented rookies, with grid sizes averaging seventeen in the first ten races, up from an average of thirteen in the same period in 2014.
At the front of the field, an intriguing four-way championship battle is taking shape as the current class aim to follow in the footsteps of 2014 top two Mike Bushell and Josh Cook, who are now taking each other on in the BTCC.
Fewkes, who has been running the Clio’s since September, has told The Checkered Flag that he is proud of the overall impact the championship is making this year.
“I’m very happy with the progress that we are making at the mid-season point of the season. Our grid numbers are continually up on 2014, our links with the BTCC have increased even more this year and I look forward to welcoming a number of new drivers onto the grid for the remainder of the season after Knockhill.
“2014 was a highly competitive year of racing, but as a championship I believe that we have raised the bar again in 2015. You just have to look at the quality of driving throughout the field, as well as the super close tussle at the top of the standings for supremacy, to see that we have a very special group of drivers in the Clio Cup.
“Everyone is talking about it and it’s something that Renaultsport is renowned for in the UK. I’m certainly looking ahead with optimism and believe that we have an excellent value-for-money product on show supporting the BTCC.”