The 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup season has, thus far, been host to consistently thrilling battles at all seven tracks that the championship has visited. After a brief two week rest, teams and drivers are now looking to the world-renowned Northamptonshire circuit of Silverstone, where the penultimate rounds are set to once again excite the considerable BTCC crowds and television audiences alike.
Previous rounds held at Rockingham provided us with the most extreme contrast in weather between race one and two that the championship has most likely ever seen. JamSport Racing’s very own Ant Whorton-Eales took a monumental win in what was undoubtedly the worst racing condition we’d seen so far this season. Team Pyro’s Mike Bushell, who is currently battling with Whorton-Eales for the championship lead, took the win in race two to leave the pair tied on points, after the two-dropped-points rule is applied.
Silverstone saw a similar storyline in 2015, as Ant took home a win, and also bagged qualifying lap record on the National circuit. “Silverstone is very strong circuit for me, and us as a team. My focus for this weekend is just to get out there and do the best I can, and I’m confident that I can come away with some silverware again. It’s getting close to the end now but I’m just concentrating on each race as it comes; sometimes you can do everything right, but your race is ended by someone else’s actions. I’m hoping for a clean weekend, but I can certainly take care of myself out there,” Whorton-Eales declares.
JamSport Racing are very pleased to welcome back Graham Field this weekend, after his absence from the previous few meetings. Field will be looking to build on his improvements from throughout this season and set himself up for a positive end to the season. Luke Kidsley will be looking to get a better result after a frustrating time at Rockingham, having had good pace at the start of race one, but retiring soon after, having put himself in the gravel half way round the first lap. Similarly, George Jackson and Chris Smiley both ended up concluding their races early at some point during the weekend, a thus will be determined to enjoy a more prosperous outing at Silverstone.
All being well, JamSport Racing are set to solidify their place at the top end of the constructors table, and hope to put some pressure on Championship leaders, Team Pyro. Be sure to catch all the action on ITV4 and ITV4 HD over the weekend, and also follow us @JamSportRacing, and also @UKClioCup to stay up to date with the latest, as the weekend progresses.
Qualifying - 11:25
Race 1 - 16:30
Race 2 - 13:45
- JamSport HQ