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Renault Clio Cup

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Renault Clio Cup
Logo ClioCup Series 2022.svg
CategoryOne-make racing by Renault
Country19 different countries
(Europe, Latin America, China)
Inaugural season1966
Official websiteSite of actual clio cup

The Renault Clio Cup Series is a one-make racing series created and managed by Alpine Racing (until 2020 known as Renault Sport). The championship was born after merge the 4 active Renault Clio national cups at that moment plus the Clio Cup Europe.

National cups

Gabriele Torelli chasing the leading drivers during the Renault Clio Cup Europe race at the Red Bull Ring in 2021
Gabriele Torelli chasing the leading drivers during the Renault Clio Cup Europe race at the Red Bull Ring in 2021

Up to 22 different renault cups have come into existence at some point: Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom for example.

French Cup

The French Clio Cup has been held since 2004.

The French Cup started in 1966 and used in succession Renault 8 Gordini (1966–1970), Renault 12 Gordini (1971–1974), Renault 5 LS kitée (1975–1976), Renault 5 Alpine (1977–1981), Renault 5 Alpine Turbo (1982–1984), Renault 5 GT Turbo (1985–1990), Renault Clio 16S (1991–1996) and Renault Mégane Coupé 16V (1997–2000).[1] The French Cup wasn't held between 2001 and 2003.

Belgian Cup

This series started in 2001 as the Renault Sport Clio Cup Elf, but in 2005 the championship was cancelled due to the lack of participants.[2] It returned in 2008 as the Renault Clio Cup Belux 2008 with 6 meetings.[3]

The Renault Cup started in 1987 with the Renault 5 GT Turbo Cup organised jointly with the Netherlands.[4] The Benelux championship switch into Belgian Cup with Renault Clio 16S between 1991 and 1996. Then it was Renault Mégane Coupé 16V (1997–2000) and finally the actual Clio cup (2001–2004, and since 2008).

United Kingdom Cup

The series' first winner of the inaugural race for Renault 5 TLs held in Brands Hatch was Maggie Loynd in 1974. The series, now known as the Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup, are now held as a support race to the British Touring Car Championship. The series previously supported the British leg of the World Series by Renault event.

The series saw subsequently these cars: Renault 5 TL (1974–1977), Renault 5 TS (1977–1985), Renault 5 GT Turbo (1985–1990), Renault Clio 16V Mark I (1991–1995), Renault Sport Spider (1996–1999), Clio Renaultsport 172 (2000–2001), Clio Renaultsport 182 (2002–2006), Clio Renaultsport 197 (2007–2009),[5] and Clio Renaultsport 200 (2010–2019).

The series' past champion winners includes Andy Priaulx, Jason Plato and Tom Onslow-Cole. Other than that, past drivers of the series that were notable outside of racing were Andrew Ridgeley of the pop group Wham! in 1985[6] and it introduced actor Rowan Atkinson to motorsport, which he raced seldom between 1984 and 1990. One of his races was documented for his one-off show, Driven Man. The car has since re-emerged for a reunion race in 2004, which he aimed to compete in, but had to be substituted by Perry McCarthy, due to illness. Atkinson bought the car following the race and was auctioned off in a Bonhams auction in 2005.

Spanish Cup

The Copa Nacional Renault is the longest running racing championship on speed circuits in Spain. The championship was released in 1969 taking advantage of the beginnings of the Jarama Circuit. It was organized for much of its history by FASA-Renault and Renault Sport Spain, while in its last decade it remained active thanks to Vline, Codony Sport and Driveland Events. Its last edition with its own national regulations was in 2020, denominating itself in its last 20 years of existence as Renault Sport Clio Cup Spain.

Other championships

Copa Clio Brasil, W Racing 2006 car
Copa Clio Brasil, W Racing 2006 car
2009 Renault Clio Cup in Motorland Aragón
2009 Renault Clio Cup in Motorland Aragón
  • Renault Sport Clio International Cup
  • China Clio Cup China
  • BrazilRenault Super Clio Cup Brazil
  • Belgium Renault Sport Clio Cup Belgium
  • Denmark Renault DTC Light Cup Denmark (since 2004 as Renault Clio Cup Denmark, since 2010 as Renault DTC Light Cup)
  • Switzerland LO Renault New Clio Cup Suisse
  • Sweden Clio Cup Sweden[7]
  • Italy Clio Cup Italia
  • Netherlands Dunlop Sportmaxx / ID&T Clio cup Netherlands
  • Slovenia Renault Sport Clio Cup Slovenia
  • United Kingdom Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre[8]
  • United Kingdom Renault Clio Cup Junior Championship

Other one-make racing with Renault cars

The current car

A Renault Clio R.S. V after the first race at the Red Bull Ring 2021
A Renault Clio R.S. V after the first race at the Red Bull Ring 2021

Since 2020, the championship uses Renault Clio R.S. V with an Renault HR13 engine.

  • Engine: Renault HR13, 4 cylinder, 1330 cm3 Turbo.
  • Transmission: Sequentially controlled, dog-clutch box with 6 gears and controlled ZF differential.
  • Suspension: Front: McPherson; Rear: H axis.
  • Brakes: Discs, Front: ventilated ø280; Rear: solid ø238
  • Wheels: Single piece 7 x 17 alloy
  • Tyres: Michelin S9M (dry) or P2H (rain)
  • Dimensions: Wheelbase: 2579 mm; Length/Width: 4050 mm/1988 mm
  • Fuel tank: FIA FT3
  • Weight: 1030 kg

Current regulations

Scoring system
Position 10º 11º 12º 13º 14º 15º 16º 17º 18º 19º 20º
Points 50 42 36 33 30 27 24 22 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Chronology and cars used

Renault Promotional Cups
Series 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
 France  Europe Gordini 8 Cup Gordini 12 Cup 5 LS Cup 5 Alpine Cup 5 Alpine Turbo Cup 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III IV V V
 Spain 8 Cup 5 TS Cup 5 Turbo Cup 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III IV V
8 Cup 5 TS Cup 5 TX Cup 5 GTS Cup Clio Cup I
 Italy 5 LS Cup 5 Alpine Cup 5 Alpine Turbo Cup 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III IV
Central Europe IV
 United Kingdom 5 TL Cup 5 TS Cup 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Spider Cup II III IV
  Switzerland 5 TS Cup 5 GT Turbo Cup 5 GT Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III
Benelux  Netherlands 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III IV
 Belgium Clio Cup I Megane Cup II III
 Portugal 5 GT Turbo Cup Clio Cup I Megane Cup II
Scandinavia  Denmark Clio Cup I II III
 Sweden III IV
 Germany Bohemia II III III (VLN) III
 Czech Republic
 Argentina Megane Cup
 Turkey II
 Mexico II
 Brazil II Super
 Slovenia III
 China III IV
Other series
1980s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
 Europe Renault 5 Alpine Cup Renault 5 Turbo Cup Renault Clio Cup Spider Elf Trophy R.S. Clio Trophy Eurocup Clio
Alpine V6 Turbo Cup Renault 21 Turbo Cup Megane Trophy R.S. Trophy Alpine Elf Cup
 United States IMSA Renault Cup IMSA Renault Cup
SCCA Sports Renault


Year France Clio Cup Spain Clio Cup Italy Clio Cup United Kingdom Clio Cup NetherlandsBelgiumLuxembourg Clio Cup Benelux Sweden Clio Cup GermanyCzech RepublicSwitzerland Clio Cup
Central Europe
China Clio Cup
2014 France Nicolas Milan France Marc Guillot Spain Óscar Nogués United Kingdom Mike Bushell Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen Sweden Robert Helling Germany Dino Calcum
2015 France Marc Guillot Spain Rafa Villanueva Italy Simone Iacone United Kingdom Ashley Sutton Netherlands Niels Langeveld Sweden Henric Skoog Switzerland Pascal Eberle Indonesia Senna Iriawan
2016 France Éric Trémoulet France Éric Trémoulet Italy Cristian Ricciarini United Kingdom Ant Whorton-Eales Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen Sweden Marcus Annervi Germany Dino Calcum China Kenneth Lim
2017 France Marc Guillot Spain Alex Royo Italy Gustavo Sandrucci United Kingdom Mike Bushell Belgium Sven van Laere Sweden Joel Jern Czech Republic Tomáš Pekař Hong Kong David Lau
2018 France Nicolas Milan France Nicolas Milan Italy Simone Di Luca United Kingdom Paul Rivett Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen Hong Kong Frank Yee
2019 France Dorian Guldenfels France David Pouget Italy Felice Jelmini United Kingdom Jack Young Czech Republic Tomáš Pekař China Yang Chun Lei
2020 France Nicolas Milan France Nicolas Milan Italy Massimiliano Danetti Czech Republic Tomáš Pekař
Year Europe Clio Cup Europe Italian group (A) French group (B) Central group (C) Spanish group (D)
2021[9] France Nicolas Milan France Marc Guillot[10] France Nicolas Milan France Marc Guillot[11] France Nicolas Milan
Clio Cup Series
Year France Clio Cup Spain Clio Cup Italy Clio Cup Clio Cup Eastern Europe Europe Clio Cup

See also


  1. ^ Renault French Cup Palmarès Archived October 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Le rideau tombe... (January 15, 2005)
  3. ^ Feu Vert pour la Renault Sport Clio Cup 2008 (May 21, 2007)
  4. ^ Pour perpétuer la tradition sportive (June 13, 2005)
  5. ^ Clio Cup curtain-raiser thrills Brands Hatch crowds (April 3, 2007)
  6. ^ The Drivers : Andrew Ridgeley
  7. ^ "Kategoriarkiv: Renault Clio Cup". Clio Cup Sweden (in Swedish). Renault Motorsport Sverige. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "New entry-level Clio Cup Series launched by Renault & BARC". Renault Sport UK. Renault Sport. December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  9. ^ Anthony Jurado conclut la saison en beauté
  10. ^ Group A Final Standings
  11. ^ Group C Final Standings

External links

External links

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