West­bourne joins BARC to help pro­mote the Miche­lin Clio Cup Series

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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.”

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