Clio race winner Streather tests with WDE as part of 2017 campaign evaluation
Renault UK Clio Cup race winner Paul Streather has been testing with WDE Motorsport as he considers his options for next season.
The 27-year-old finished seventh in the standings in his first full year in the category this year, driving for the Finesse Motorsport squad.
But he is now looking to move on and has completed two tests with the WDE outfit that powered Paul Rivett to fourth in the table this year.
“The car and the team seem really good and I got on really well,” said Streather. “This year has been really challenging being the only driver in the team [for most races] with no data but I’ve got to look at moving forward and working with another quick driver.”
WDE boss Wayne Eason added he would like to work with Streather next year.
“Paul is such a good driver,” he said. “He’s brilliant and just so professional.”
Streather has tested on the new Michelin tyres that will be used in the category next year, replacing the old Dunlop rubber, and was full of praise for them.
“The Michelins are a lot better, I knew that from the outset,” he said.
“I had raced in the Michelin Clio Cup and since I joined the UK Clio Cup I had been pressing the championship manager Will [Fewkes] to get them. The Clio was developed on Michelin tyres and they suit it down to the ground.”
Streather tested Clio at Donington