F1 driver Palmer sam­ples Clio Cup car for first time

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Re­nault F1 Team driver Jolyon Palmer swapped his RS16 grand prix car for a run in the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion Clio Cup car last week.

Palmer tested one of the two-litre tin-tops at Bed­ford Au­to­drome for his first out­ing in a front-wheel-drive car. “It was re­ally good fun,” said Palmer. “It was some­thing dif­fer­ent for me as I’ve never han­dled a front- wheel-drive car on track. I was sur­prised with the amount of grip gen­er­ally. It also feels like a proper rac­ing car and you can at­tack the brakes, which any se­ri­ous rac­ing driver loves. The chas­sis is very stiff and great fun to hus­tle. You can see why it’s per­fect for a young driver look­ing to a ca­reer in tour­ing cars or even GTS.”

Palmer tried Clio car at Bed­ford

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