About the Championship

ELF Renault Clio Cup with Michelin is the UK's premier one-make saloon-car championship, with packed grids offering thrilling racing in support of the British Touring Car Championship.

As well as benefitting from live television coverage together with highlights on the ITV Sport network, the series is the most direct link for aspiring Touring Car drivers with BTCC racers Tom Onslow-Cole and Jonny Adam among its previous competitors.

Two races are also held at World Series by Renault, which drew a crowd of 135,000 in 2009, making it the best attended national saloon-car championship in the UK.

2010 sees a number of exciting changes including a new, more powerful engine and the introduction of a Graduate Cup for drivers aged 23 and under along with a Masters Cup for those aged 35 and over.
Technical Specification

Steel monocoque, Matter bolted roll cage
Aerodynamic features: Diffuser and rear spoiler

Layout: Front transversally mounted
Type: Renault F4R RS - four cylinder - 16 valve - 1,998cc
Bore x Stroke: 82.7mm x 93mm
Power supply.ignition: Magneti-Marelli built-in management system
Max power: 151kW (205bhp) at 7,300rpm
Max torque: 223Nm (22.7m.kg) at 5,550rpm
Max engine speed: 7,500rpm

Type: Mechanical
Gearbox: Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox + reverse gear
Gearshift: Steering-wheel mounted mechanical control
Differential: Limited slip (discs and rails)
Clutch: Single disc

Front: 312mm diameter ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston callipers
Rear: 300mm diameter solid discs with Brembo callipers
Brake pads: Brembo
Renault Sport recommendation: Ferodo DS 1.11 (front) and DS 2500 (rear) cockpit adjustable bias
Wheels: Speedline 8" x 17" one-piece aluminium/magnesium alloy wheels
Tyres: Michelin 20/62-17, S9B (slick) and P2C (wet)
© James Dixon 2011