Sut­ton shines on prize Re­nault R.S.01 test

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Re­nault UK Clio Cup cham­pion Ash­ley Sut­ton com­pleted his prize test in a R.S.01 at Val­lelunga in Italy last week.

Sut­ton com­pleted 15 laps in the 550bhp car dur­ing the test, which was on his 22nd birth­day.

“I knew it was go­ing to be fast but not that fast!” he said. “The grip lev­els in this wet in the morn­ing were in­cred­i­ble but then it dried and we were able to put slick tyres on and the whole per­for­mance was out of this world. It’s the best birth­day present I’ve ever had. The cor­ner­ing was phe­nom­e­nal and it is by far the fastest car I have ever driven – I think I’d need to try an LMP1 car to bet­ter it. I had a huge grin on my face on my back to the air­port and it’s still there.”

Sut­ton added that he in­tends to an­nounce his 2016 plans in the next few weeks.

Last week Sut­ton han­dled one of the R.S.01 mon­sters

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