2014 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom season

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2014 Renault UK Clio Cup season
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The 2014 Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup 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 the new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. It forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centerpiece after signing a three year extension to be on the package until the end of 2016.[1]

This season will be the 19th Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom season.

Championship changes[edit]

The championship will introduce the brand new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC as used in the Renault Clio Eurocup, replacing the older Clio Renaultsport 200.[2] The new car features a 1.6-litre turbo-powered Renault engine, producing 220hp, an increase of 15hp from 2012. The cars will also have a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle-shift gear change.[3][4]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Class Rounds
Team Pyro[5]
VitalRacing with Team Pyro
1 United Kingdom Mike Bushell 1–8
5 United Kingdom Lee Pattison M 3–8
8 United Kingdom Finlay Crocker M 7
37 United Kingdom Rob Smith[6] G 1–3
SV Racing[5]
SV Racing with KX
2 United Kingdom Alex Morgan[7] 1–8
4 United Kingdom Ash Hand[7] G 1–8
10 United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales[7] G 1–8
14 United Kingdom Simon Horrobin M 8
66 United Kingdom Josh Cook G 1–8
79 United Kingdom Jamie Clarke 7
Westbourne Motorsport 3 United Kingdom James Colburn[7] G 1–8
7 United Kingdom Devon Modell 1–8
JHR[8] 5 United Kingdom Lee Pattison[9] M 1–2
Jam Sport 6 United Kingdom Daniel Holland 8
41 United Kingdom Paul Knapp M 6–7
WDE Motorsport 22 United Kingdom Paul Rivett M 1–8
32 United Kingdom Charles Ladell G 4–8
Mark Fish Motorsport[8] 38 United Kingdom Mark Howard[10] M 1–2, 4
20Ten Racing[8] 5–8
65 United Kingdom Craig Milner[11] M 1–2, 4–7
92 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp[12] G 1–8
Icon Class
M Masters Cup
G Graduate Cup

Race calendar and results[edit]

The provisional calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 23 September 2013. The championship will expand to nine double header race meetings making an 18 round season, up from 16 in 2012. The series will once again travel to Scottish Knockhill Racing Circuit for the first time since 2010. Originally, it was announced that the Silverstone Circuit would return after a one year hiatus, with the series missing the round at Thruxton Circuit.[13] However, organisers released a revised calendar with the Thruxton round reinstated and the Silverstone round dropped, due to a date clash with the 2014 Eurocup Clio.[14]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 England Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
29 March United Kingdom Alex Morgan United Kingdom Paul Rivett United Kingdom Alex Morgan SV Racing
R2 30 March United Kingdom Alex Morgan United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Alex Morgan SV Racing
2 R3 England Donington Park
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
20 April United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Josh Cook SV Racing with KX
R4 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Josh Cook SV Racing with KX
3 R5 England Thruxton Circuit
(Hampshire)
4 May United Kingdom Lee Pattison United Kingdom Lee Pattison United Kingdom Mike Bushell Team Pyro
R6 United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom James Colburn Westbourne Motorsport
4 R7 England Oulton Park
(International Circuit, Cheshire)
7 June United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Josh Cook SV Racing with KX
R8 8 June United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom James Colburn Westbourne Motorsport
5 R9 England Croft Circuit
(North Yorkshire)
29 June United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Jordan Stilp 20Ten Racing
R10 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Jordan Stilp United Kingdom Jordan Stilp 20Ten Racing
6 R11 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
2 August United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Josh Cook SV Racing with KX
R12 3 August United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Josh Cook SV Racing with KX
7 R13 Scotland Knockhill Racing Circuit
(Fife)
23 August United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Ash Hand United Kingdom Mike Bushell VitalRacing with Team Pyro
R14 24 August United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Ash Hand United Kingdom Jordan Stilp 20Ten Racing
8 R15 England Rockingham Motor Speedway
(International Super Sports Car Circuit, Northamptonshire)
6 September United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Mike Bushell United Kingdom Mike Bushell VitalRacing with Team Pyro
R16 7 September United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Josh Cook United Kingdom Mike Bushell VitalRacing with Team Pyro
9 R17 England Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
12 October
R18

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC BHGP Pen. Pts
1 United Kingdom Mike Bushell 4 3 2 Ret 1 4 4 7 6 11 2 6 1 3 1 1 376
2 United Kingdom Jordan Stilp 7 10 5 6 7 6 7 4 1 1 9 7 3 1 2 3 3 342
3 United Kingdom Josh Cook 3 8 1 1 2 3 1 3 4 Ret 1 1 8 8 9 Ret 3 340
4 United Kingdom James Colburn 6 6 4 7 5 1 3 1 10 2 3 5 7 7 10 5 3 327
5 United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales 10 4 3 4 9 7 10 2 3 5 6 3 2 4 6 4 325
6 United Kingdom Alex Morgan 1 1 6 3 Ret 5 5 6 5 7 8 Ret 5 10 5 10 277
7 United Kingdom Paul Rivett 11 2 8 5 Ret 2 6 12 12 4 Ret 2 6 11 4 2 2 264
8 United Kingdom Lee Pattison 5 9 10 10 3 10 2 5 8 6 7 4 9 5 8 Ret 256
9 United Kingdom Ash Hand 9 11 7 2 4 9 Ret Ret 2 3 Ret 10 4 2 3 9 5 250
10 United Kingdom Devon Modell 8 7 9 8 6 8 9 9 7 Ret 5 9 11 6 12 8 211
11 United Kingdom Charles Ladell 8 8 9 8 4 8 10 9 11 6 2 139
12 United Kingdom Mark Howard 12 12 13 12 11 10 11 9 10 11 Ret 16 14 11 3 118
13 United Kingdom Craig Milner 13 13 12 11 12 11 13 10 11 Ret 14 14 97
14 United Kingdom Rob Smith 2 5 11 9 8 11 94
15 United Kingdom Daniel Holland 7 7 32
16 United Kingdom Paul Knapp 12 12 Ret 15 24
17 United Kingdom Finlay Crocker 12 13 17
18 United Kingdom Jamie Clarke 13 12 17
19 United Kingdom Simon Horrobin 13 12 17
Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC BHGP Pen. Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renault UK announces new three-year TOCA contract". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Woodcock, Josh. "New Renault Clio Cup racer for 2013". Autocar (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
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  4. ^ "Technical Specification". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "New Clio Cup cars ready for 2014 championship". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Smith Joins Reigning champions team pyro for 2014". Rob Smith Motorsport. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Paice, Simon (13 January 2014). "Colburn Returns For 2014 Clio Title Challenge". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "First batch of fourth generation racing Clios sold for 2014 season". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 23 August 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Paice, Simon (10 March 2014). "Pattison Confirmed at JHR for Clio Title Charge". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Paice, Simon (13 March 2014). "1993 Renault Champion Howard Enters Clio Cup". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Paice, Simon (21 January 2014). "Milner Joins Cook At 20Ten Racing". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Paice, Simon (10 March 2014). "Stlip Joins Forces with 20Ten for Clio Cup Return". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Clio Cup to return to Knockhill as part of expanded 2014 calendar". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). 23 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Ashby, Chris (17 November 2013). "Thruxton Replaces Silverstone In Clio Cup". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 31 December 2013.