Fans love to see cars racing side by side, which is just what they get with the Clio Cups. This season’s finest drivers in the category got to grips with an entirely new car, a variant of the Clio R.S. 200 EDC.
Renault Sport Technologies is proud to announce that eight national Clio Cup series will be held in 2014 : France (the Renault Clio Cup Elf), the UK, Spain, Italy, Benelux (Belgium/Luxembourg/Netherlands), Sweden, China and Germany (the Clio Cup Endurance Speed Trophy), with a separate championship, the Bohemia Cup, also taking place in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. While the French series will be organised by Renault Sport, the remainder are all run by officially approved promoters.
Open only to drivers competing in one of the eight national series, the Eurocup Clio brings the category’s leading lights together under the World Series by Renault umbrella, with races taking place at four prestigious tracks : Motorland Aragon, the Nürburgring, Paul Ricard and Catalunya.
The 2014 Eurocup Clio champion will receive a €60,000 grant to help him compete in a next year’s Formula Renault 2.0 championship.
Following the launch of the legendary Coupe R8 Gordini in 1966, Renault Sport has continued to maintain its presence on the racetracks of Europe and the rest of the world. Sold by the thousands since 1991, the four generations of the Clio Cup were recognised for their performance, reliability and accessibility.
Replacing the model in use since 2007, New Clio Cup has all the attributes of the Clio R.S. 200 EDC. The all new 1.6L directinjected turbo engine delivers 220bhp and a constant torque of 270Nm and is hooked up to a sequential gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts.