Clio race win­ner Streather tests with WDE as part of 2017 cam­paign eval­u­a­tion

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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

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