Sutton shines on prize Renault R.S.01 test
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.