Plant to make Clio Cup de­but with WDE in part­ner­ship with Van­quish

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For­mer Alfa Romeo cham­pion Paul Plant will race in the Re­nault UK Clio Cup this sea­son with WDE Mo­tor­sport in as­so­ci­a­tion with new­comer Van­quish Mo­tor­sport.

Plant raced in the Clio Cup Win­ter Se­ries in 2009 but will now race in the main se­ries at Brands Hatch in Paul Rivett’s old car. It’s un­cer­tain if Plant will com­plete the full sea­son.

“We will be prep­ping and run­ning the car,” said WDE’S Rivett, who he is yet to re­veal his plans for 2016. “At the mo­ment he is start­ing the sea­son with us and will be see­ing how he gets on.”

Plant has raced with Van­quish and the team is ea­ger to move into the Clio cat­e­gory. “The Clio Cup is a se­ries we’ve al­ways had our eye on,” said team co-owner Jon Billings­ley. “We thought we’d bite the bul­let and give it a go.

“The rea­son we picked Paul is we knew he would be quick out the box. On the first day of test­ing at Brands Hatch he was quicker than Char­lie Ladell [WDE driver] so the pace is def­i­nitely there.

“We are still try­ing to get some spon­sor­ship – the aim is to do the whole sea­son but we will def­i­nitely be at the first round [in part­ner­ship with WDE].”

Plant will race Rivett’s old car

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