GRUNDY’S CLIO

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Be­fore the show, it was an­nounced that a Re­nault UK Clio Cup driver was launch­ing his car’s liv­ery at the NEC. So what? There are a plethora of un­veil­ings at ASI, what could pos­si­bly be sig­nif­i­cant about this?

Well, it was sig­nif­i­cant. And very un­ex­pected. Tom Grundy’s 2016 Clio has eas­ily the most strik­ing liv­ery of any car in the cat­e­gory’s his­tory, and quite a few other se­ries as well.

It has a great story be­hind it too. At Brands Hatch at the start of last year, Grundy was look­ing for a toy for his team boss’s child. He found a NAS­CAR fea­tur­ing a sim­i­lar liv­ery to what he’ll be rac­ing with this year and set about a de­sign. First his hel­met fea­tured the pat­tern and now his car has it too. “It’s had a great re­sponse,” says Grundy. His com­peti­tors cer­tainly won’t be able to use the ‘I didn’t see him in the mir­rors’ ex­cuse now.

STEPHEN

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