Renault UK Clio Cup

Lidsey hopeful of a successful Silverstone despite engine concerns

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Brett Lidsey Renault UK Clio Cup
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MRM Racing driver Brett Lidsey is looking forward to a racing return next weekend at Silverstone as he aims towards getting further up the Renault UK Clio Cup field.

However, the twenty-seven year old might be held back by an engine issue with his Renault Clio which became apparent following the second race at Rockingham last time out.

Despite a test at Brands Hatch GP during the break in order to rectify the problem, MRM were left scratching their heads as a change of parts couldn’t improve the situation.

During practice next weekend, both Brett and the squad will decide whether it’ll be worth changing the engine and if the cost benefit analysis is set on a positive trajectory.

Despite question marks over mechanical issues, Brett will be aiming to continue his strong recent form which has seen him finish in the top ten three times in the past five races.

Looking ahead to the upcoming races. Brett said,

“We know there’s a problem of some sort with the engine, and the MRM guys have been working really hard to try and get to the bottom of it, but it’s still persisting.

“The data confirms we’re down on power, but no matter what we change it doesn’t make a difference.

“The cost of a new engine isn’t something we’d expected so late in the season, and it’s obviously not ideal, but if we have to change it then we will.

“Rockingham was a good weekend, we were quick in qualifying and competitive in the races, and I know if we’re on a level playing field with the engine at Silverstone we can have another strong weekend and should be right in the mix.”


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