Westbourne joins BARC to help promote the Michelin Clio Cup Series
Established Clio team Westbourne Motorsport will help the BARC promote the Michelin Clio Series.
The outfit has run been running the Renault hatchbacks since 2008, competing in both the BARC series for the 200 third-generation model and the main Renault UK Clio Cup.
Team principal Richard Colburn is hoping the team can help drive the series forward, after it has struggled with grid numbers so far this year. Twelve cars took part in the opening round at Oulton Park, with that number falling to 10 at Pembrey last month.
“We’re going to promote the series and get it back to where we believe it should be and increase the numbers,” said Colburn. “We are reinstating the website and increasing our social media. We want to try and get back some of the cars that have been mothballed.
“We are passionate about the car and see it as a stepping stone to the British Touring Car Championship. We believe in the Renault ladder but the jump to the UK Clio Cup is a big jump. We want to create an environment where drivers can bring in sponsors at club level and will take those same sponsors into the main series.”
Westbourne has Clio history