2013 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom season

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2013 Renault UK Clio Cup season
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2013 Porsche Carrera Cup GB

The 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup[1] is a multi-event, one make motor racing championship held across England. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, competing in a Clio Renault Sport 200 that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. 2013 will be the final season for the current car.[1] It forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece.

This season will be the 18th Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom season. The season will commence on 31 March at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and will conclude on 13 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after sixteen races to be held at eight meetings, all in support of the 2013 British Touring Car Championship.

Championship changes[edit]

After a single year with the SRO as series promoter in 2012, the championship is returning to the hands of the British Automobile Racing Club with Simon North making a return to the role of Championship Manager. A post he held between 1992 and 2011.[1] Further changes include a switch to Dunlop Tyres for the 2013 season, after several years using Michelin rubber.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Class Rounds
Team Pyro 1 United Kingdom Alex Morgan[2] All
3 United Kingdom Ash Hand[2] G All
88 United Kingdom James Nutbrown[2] G 1–7
99 United Kingdom Josh Files[2] G All
Westbourne Motorsport 2 United Kingdom James Colburn[3] G All
21 United Kingdom Mike Bushell[4] 1–3
28 Malta Jacques Mizzi[5] G All
92 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp[3] G All
Scuderia Vittoria 4 United Kingdom Joshua Wakefield[6] G All
5 United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts[7] All
7 United Kingdom Devon Modell[6] G All
8 United Kingdom Finlay Crocker[8] M All
9 United Kingdom Ronnie Klos[8] M All
10 United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales[7] G All
21 United Kingdom Mike Bushell 4–6
Stancombe Vehicle Engineering 6 United Kingdom Martin Byford M 8
22 United Kingdom Paul Rivett 1–7
Handy Motorsport with Pyro 11 United Kingdom Simon Belcher[9] M All
Juta Racing 13 Lithuania Tautvydas Barštys 1–2, 4, 6–8
55 Lithuania Ignas Gelžinis G All
MBR
MBR with Team Pyro
21 United Kingdom Mike Bushell 7–8
JHR 24 United Kingdom Lee Pattison M 2–8
66 United Kingdom Josh Cook[10] G All
20Ten Racing 25 United Kingdom Graham Field M All
26 United Kingdom Peter Felix M 7
Team AWR 31 United Kingdom Aaron Williamson[11] G 1–6, 8
Total Control Racing 37 United Kingdom Rob Smith[12] G All
SRC Recycling 50 United Kingdom Luke Herbert 7–8
Finesse Motorsport 77 United Kingdom Jake Giddings[13] G All
Icon Class
M Masters Cup
G Graduate Cup

Race calendar and results[edit]

The championship calendar was announced by the series organisers on 7 December 2012.[1]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
31 March United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom James Colburn Westbourne Motorsport
R2 United Kingdom James Colburn United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Alex Morgan Team Pyro
2 R3 Donington Park
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
20 April United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Paul Rivett Stancombe Vehicle Engineering
R4 21 April United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Paul Rivett Stancombe Vehicle Engineering
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit
(Hampshire)
4 May United Kingdom Lee Pattison United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Lee Pattison JHR
R6 5 May United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts Scuderia Vittoria
4 R7 Oulton Park
(Island Circuit, Cheshire)
8 June United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts United Kingdom Paul Rivett Stancombe Vehicle Engineering
R8 9 June United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts Scuderia Vittoria
5 R9 Croft Circuit
(North Yorkshire)
22 June United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Josh Files Team Pyro
R10 23 June United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts Scuderia Vittoria
6 R11 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
3 August United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Paul Rivett Stancombe Vehicle Engineering
R12 4 August United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Josh Files Team Pyro
7 R13 Rockingham Motor Speedway
(International Super Sports Car Circuit, Northamptonshire)
14 September United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts Scuderia Vittoria
R14 15 September United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts United Kingdom Josh Files United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales Scuderia Vittoria
8 R15 Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
12 October United Kingdom James Colburn United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom James Colburn Westbourne Motorsport
R16 13 October United Kingdom James Colburn United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Josh Cook JHR

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE ROC BHGP Pen. Pts
1 United Kingdom Josh Files 11* 4 2 2 2 3 7 10 1 3 2 1 3 2 4 5 2 384
2 United Kingdom Alex Morgan 4 1 4 3 3 12* 4 2 8 7 4 6 5 8 2 4 330
3 United Kingdom Paul Rivett 5 2 1 1 4 9 1 3 5 16 1 4 Ret* 6 304
4 United Kingdom James Colburn 1 3 7 8 7 7 6 7 9* 4 9 3 6 4 1 7 300
5 United Kingdom Josh Cook 2 Ret* 12 13 5 4 3 6 3 11 3 5 8 12 5 1 3 288
6 United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 18 7 8 Ret* Ret 1 2 1 2 1 Ret 2 1 17 3 Ret 276
7 United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales 6 5 11 5 DNS* DNS Ret 8 7 2 7 10 2 1 7 3 6 248
8 United Kingdom Lee Pattison * 9 7 1 2 5 5 4 5 12 8 7 16 12 Ret 223
9 United Kingdom Ash Hand 10 12 10 14 8 8 10 Ret* 6 6 5 7 9 3 6 10 2 213
10 United Kingdom Jake Giddings 7 8 13 4 6 11 8 4 Ret* 10 14 15 14 5 9 6 205
11 United Kingdom Mike Bushell 3 9 3 Ret* 9 6 9 11 Ret 8 8 9 Ret DNS 8 2 5 193
12 United Kingdom Devon Modell 13 11 Ret* 12 17 5 12 12 Ret DNS 6 14 4 9 Ret 12 2 135
13 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp 15 10 5 20 10 10 11 13 20 Ret* 11 19 11 7 11 Ret 2 125
14 United Kingdom Rob Smith 9 6 Ret* 10 12 17 15 9 15 Ret 17 12 12 Ret Ret 14 107
15 Lithuania Ignas Gelzinis 12 Ret* Ret 15 14 15 16 15 12 12 16 13 10 Ret 10 8 106
16 United Kingdom James Nutbrown 14 16 6 11 11 14 13 Ret* 14 9 10 Ret 20 Ret 96
17 United Kingdom Joshua Wakefield Ret* 13 15 9 15 16 20 16 10 Ret 13 11 DSQ DSQ 13 9 9 83
18 United Kingdom Simon Belcher Ret* 17 16 17 13 13 14 14 13 17 19 17 Ret 18 19 16 71
19 United Kingdom Aaron Williamson 8 Ret* 14 6 Ret DNS Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 16 14 11 70
20 United Kingdom Finlay Crocker 17 15 Ret* 18 18 20 Ret Ret 11 13 20 Ret 15 15 15 Ret 54
21 Malta Jacques Mizzi 16 19 17 16 19 19 17 17 17 14 22 Ret* 18 11 Ret DNS 2 50
22 Lithuania Tautvydas Barstys 19 14 Ret* 19 19 19 18 Ret 16 14 17 17 38
23 United Kingdom Ronnie Klos Ret* Ret 18 Ret 16 18 18 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 18 15 31
24 United Kingdom Graham Field 20 18 18 21* 20 21 21 18 19 15 21 18 19 19 20 18 30
25 United Kingdom Peter Felix 13 10 19
26 United Kingdom Luke Herbert Ret 13 16 Ret 13
27 United Kingdom Martin Byford Ret 13 8
Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE ROC BHGP Pen. Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

(*) Drivers drop lowest race result (excluding DSQ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "British Automobile Racing Club takes helm of Renault UK Clio Cup". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 7 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ashby, Chris (18 February 2013). "Five Car Attack For Pyro". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Paice, Simon (18 March 2013). "Colburn Leads Four-Car Westbourne Attack". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Ashby, Chris (28 February 2013). "Bushell Back With Westbourne". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Ashby, Chris (2 March 2013). "Mizzi Mixing It In Clios". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Clio Cup newcomers Wakefield & Modell confirmed at Scuderia Vittoria". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Paice, Simon (19 December 2012). "Clio and Ginetta stars given KX Academy backing". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Paice, Simon (11 February 2013). "Scuderia Vittoria trio return for 2013 Clio Cup". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Paice, Simon (3 January 2013). "Belcher confirms second season in clios". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Paice, Simon (18 January 2013). "Cook joins returning JHR for 2013 Clio Cup". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Paice, Simon (8 February 2013). "Clio Cup return for Williamson". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Smith, Rob (22 February 2013). "Clio Cup Racer Smith Officially Confirms Second Season with TCR". Rob Smith Motorsport (Rob Smith Motorsport). Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Girling gears up for BTCC bow". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 18 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. The thought of moving into BTCC is extremely exciting for us, we ran Jake in the Clios last year and will continue to do so this year, which adds even more to the challenge.