Streather Ready To Get Back In Podium Picture At Croft

Paul Streather is aiming to get his Renault UK Clio Cup season back on track with a return to the podium positions in his Finesse Motorsport Clio this weekend at Croft.

Streather got his first full Clio campaign off to a perfect start with victory in the opening race of the season at Brands Hatch, only his third ever race in the series, which he then followed up with a second place finish next time out at Donington Park.

The going has been tougher in the last couple of meetings however, with Streather finishing outside the top ten in both races around his “bogey circuit” Thruxton, before a bout of illness nearly ruled him out of the Oulton Park weekend, though he was able to race to a best of ninth.

The Michael Smith Switchgear and AVW Fabrications backed racer is hoping to shake off the illness in time for this weekend’s trip to North Yorkshire and secure a big points haul to help climb back up the championship standings from his current placing of sixth.

“If I’m better I’ll be going as hard as I can. I haven’t done a great deal at Croft before but I’m hoping we can get back where we should be,” said Streather.

“We knew what Thruxton would be, but I was really disappointed by Oulton. I couldn’t tell the team how I wanted the car as my concentration was so off because of how I felt. If I’m fighting fit at the weekend, I’ll be fighting from the front!”