Pid­g­ley makes Cice­ley Re­nault Clio Cup move

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MSA For­mula driver Ol­lie Pid­g­ley will join the Re­nault UK Clio Cup with Cice­ley Mo­tor­sport this year.

Pid­g­ley is con­fi­dent he can deal with the ex­tra at­ten­tion that rac­ing for the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car squad could bring.

“There will be an ex­pec­ta­tion be­cause it’s Cice­ley, but that will come from out­side,” he said. “I don’t see it as a pres­sure, but I know I need to de­liver.

“It’s very ex­cit­ing to be part of Cice­ley’s first sea­son in the Clio Cup and they are mak­ing sure it is linked very strongly with their BTCC op­er­a­tion at race events.”

The 18-year-old had a dif­fi­cult cam­paign in MSA For­mula in 2015, fin­ish­ing 21st in the points af­ter a part-sea­son. But Cice­ley team prin­ci­pal Rus­sell Mor­gan said he has shown prom­ise.

“He has a ma­ture head on his young shoul­ders and is clearly tal­ented and de­ter­mined – traits that have con­vinced us he is our kind of driver,” said Mor­gan.

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