Renault Clio Cup

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Renault Clio Cup
Category One-make racing by Renault
Country 19 different countries
(Europe, Latin America, China)
Inaugural season 1966
Constructors Renault
Official website

The Renault Clio Cup is a one-make racing series created and managed by Renault Sport. As the name suggests, Renault Clio cars are used, and are grouped in 15 national championships and an International Cup.


File:Renault Clio Copa Clio Brasil W Racing.jpg
Copa Clio Brasil, W Racing 2006 car

There are currently 15 national championships: Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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 (since 2007).[5]

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 to 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.

This years championship winner will be presented with a freshly restored Renault 5 GT Turbo, a winner's prize put forward by title sponsor Courier Connections to mark their 20th anniversary in business and the 40th anniversary of the Clio Cup

Other championships

  • Spain Copa Renault Clio España
  • Renault Sport Clio International Cup
  • China Clio Cup China
  • Belgium Renault Sport Clio Cup Belgium
  • Brazil Renault Clio Cup Brazil (since 2002?)
  • Mexico Clio Cup México (since 2003)
  • 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
  • Argentina Copa Megane Argentina (since 2000)[7]
  • Netherlands Dunlop Sportmaxx / ID&T Clio cup Netherlands
  • Slovenia Renault Sport Clio Cup Slovenia
  • United Kingdom Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre (since 2013)[8]
  • Italy Clio Cup Italia

Other one-make racing with Renault cars

Defunct championships:

The current car

Since 2008, the championship uses Renault Clio 197 with an F4R RS 2.0 litre engine.

  • Engine: Renault F4R RS, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, 1998 cc.
  • Transmission: Sequentially controlled, dog-clutch box with 6 forward gears and controlled differential.
  • Suspension: Front: McPherson; Rear: Transverse trailing link, rigid bearings.
  • Brakes: Discs, Front: ventilated ø280; Rear: solid ø238
  • Wheels: Single piece 8 x 17 magnesium alloy combination
  • Tyres: Michelin S9A (dry) or P2B (rain) 19x57x15
  • Dimensions: Wheelbase: 2475 mm; Length/Width: 3772 mm/1675 mm
  • Capacities: 50 litres
  • Weight: 930 kg

Current regulations

The points scoring system changes according to national series. 'Bonus' points are generally awarded for fastest laps and pole positions in each round.


Renault Clio Cup Champions
Year  Argentina[9]  Belgium  Brazil[10][11]  Denmark[12]  France[1]  Germany  Italy[13][14]  Mexico[15]  Netherlands  Portugal[16] Scandinavia[17]  Spain[18]  Slovenia   Switzerland[19]  Turkey  United Kingdom[20]  United States  China
2015 Italy Simone Iacone
2013 Hong Kong Tommy Chan
2012 Hong Kong Eric Lo
2011 Not held Not held United Kingdom Paul Rivett Not held United Kingdom Steve Elmes
2010 United Kingdom Dave Newsham Hong Kong David Louie
2009 Argentina Nicolás Ursprung Belgium François Verbist[21] Brazil José C. Vitte Denmark Claus Christensen France Nicolas Milan[22] Italy Cristian Ricciarini Netherlands Sandra van der Sloot[23] Spain Gonzalo Martín de Andres[24] Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Phil Glew [25] Hong Kong Aaron Kwok
2008 Argentina Facundo Della Motta[26] Belgium François Verbist[27] Brazil José Cordova Denmark Per Poulsen Belgium Maxime Martin Germany Andreas Kast Italy Simone Di Luca Mexico Francisco Orozco[28] Netherlands Pim van Riet[29] Spain Antonio de la Reina[30] Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Ben Winrow Not held
2007 Argentina Agustín Canapino[31] Not held Brazil José Cordova Norway Petter Granlund France Johan-Boris Scheier Germany Kristian Nägele Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Netherlands Tim Buijs[32] Spain Fernando Navarrete[33] Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Martin Byford
Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lanik †
2006 Argentina Jorge Loyarte Brazil Claúdio Gontijo
Flag of Brazil.svg Wagner Ebrahim †3[34]
Denmark Kasper Jensen France Johan-Boris Scheier Netherlands Wilko Becker Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Netherlands Mike Verschuur[35] Spain Luis Calleja[36] Switzerland Lukas Ryf United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole
Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lanik †
2005 Argentina Gabriel Satorra[37] Brazil José Cordova Denmark Henrik Larsen France Nicolas Pierre Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Mexico José González Netherlands Allard Kalff[38] Spain Juan Miguel Larios Switzerland Fred Yerly United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Matt Allison
2004 Argentina Humberto Krujoski[39] Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals Brazil Renê Bauer Denmark Jesper Davidsen France Ludovic Simon Italy Giuseppe Cirò Mexico Ricardo Pérez de Lara Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen[40] Portugal Hugo Godinho Spain Álvaro Rodríguez Switzerland Daniel Hadorn Turkey Selim Özgörkey[41] United Kingdom Paul Rivett
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonathan Adam
2003 Belgium Michel Heydens Brazil Elias Nascimento Jr. Not held Not held Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Werner †2
Italy Giuseppe Cirò Mexico Eugenio Martín del Campo Netherlands Robert van den Berg[42] Portugal João Pina Cardoso Spain Oscar Nogués Switzerland Daniel Hadorn Turkey Ahmet Atay[43] Republic of Ireland Jonathan Fildes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Rivett †
2002 Belgium Stéphane Lémeret[44] Brazil Luiz Carreira Jr. Germany Sebastian Grunert
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Bellmann †2
Not held Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen[45]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Patrick de Jong †6
Portugal Patrick Cunha Spain Iván Portoles Switzerland Mathias Schläppi Turkey Hakan Güven[46] United Kingdom Paul Rivett
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Ferrier
2001 Not held Flag of Germany.svg Stefan Neuberger †2 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Portugal Luís Veloso Spain Luis Miguel Reyes Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Daniel Buxton
2000 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals France Gilles Vannelet Portugal Patrick Cunha Spain Alfredo Mostajo Switzerland Mathias Schläppi United Kingdom Jim Edwards Jr
1999 Belgium Stéphane Lémeret[44] France Frédéric Gabillon Portugal Francisco Carvalho Spain Alberto Hevia Switzerland Lorent Luyet United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
1998 France Jean-Claude Kamber Portugal José João Magalhães Spain Javier Mora Switzerland Edy Kamm United Kingdom Dan Eaves[47]
1997 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals France Guillaume Greuet Portugal Luís Veloso Spain Victor Sáez Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Bryce Wilson
1996 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals France Eric Archambaud Netherlands Frans Verschuur Portugal Vasco Campos Spain Leonardo Sabán Italy Alberto Zenic Switzerland Jo Lima United Kingdom Jason Plato
1995 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals France Jean-François Poughon Netherlands Frans Verschuur Portugal Vasco Campos Spain Nicolás Arribas Switzerland Balz Kamm United Kingdom Lee Brookes
1994 France Christophe Sarhy Portugal Vasco Campos Norway Thomas Nielsen Spain Iván Rodríguez Switzerland Edy Kobelt United Kingdom John Bintcliffe
1993 France Frédéric Fezard Italy Maurizio Campani Netherlands Phil Bastiaans Portugal José João Magalhães Sweden Jan Nilsson Spain Ignacio Hervás Switzerland Daniel Hadorn United Kingdom Alastair Lyall
1992 France Jean-Marc Morizet Italy Luca Drudi Netherlands Frans Verschuur Portugal Vítor Lopes Sweden Kenny Bräck Spain Pablo Irizar Switzerland Stefan Bertschart United Kingdom Matt Johnson
1991 France Patrick Bourdais Italy Salvatore Pirro Netherlands Frans Verschuur Portugal Albuquerque de Carvalho Not held Spain Enrique de la Puente Switzerland Marcel Klay
1990 France Henri Lebeau Italy Mauro Gagliardini Spain Eduardo de Aysa Switzerland Philipp Steinauer United Kingdom Jim Edwards Jr
1989 France Jean-Louis Carponcin Italy Salvatore Pirro Netherlands Frans Verschuur Spain Enrique Codony Switzerland Hanspeter Bigler
1988 France Bernard Castagné Italy Massimo Di Risio Netherlands Frans Verschuur Spain Tomás Saldaña Switzerland Charlie Grütter United States Mike Davies †5[48]
1987 France Michel Bourgault Italy Roberto Russo Spain Manuel Vidal Switzerland Urs Eberle United Kingdom Barrie Williams United States Mike Davies †5[48]
1986 Not held France Michel Duverney Italy "Pibo" Spain Antonio Castro Switzerland Michel Walpen United States Scott Lagasse †5[49]
1985 France Marc Ranucci Italy Marco Brand Spain Javier Moreno Switzerland Hermman Roth United Kingdom Mark Fish United States Parker Johnstone †4[50]
United States David Murry †5[51]
1984 France Jean-Claude Dutrey Italy Marco Brand Spain Jesús Diez Villarroel Switzerland Herbert Furrer
1983 France Jean-Michel Bernes Italy Ferruccio Zambaiti Spain Carlos Sainz Switzerland Armin Conrad
1982 France Manuel Carvalho Italy Annino Conti Spain Rafael Ochoa Switzerland Rene Traversa
1981 France Francis Canal Italy Massimo Ercolani Spain Luis Villamil Switzerland Stephan Lüscher Not held
1980 France Denis Derepas Italy Luigi Giannini Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Switzerland Silvio Berger
1979 France Eric Houdelekt Italy Titto Salvatori Spain César Hernández Switzerland Rolf Führer United Kingdom Jim Edwards Sr
1978 France Jean-Pierre Lajournade Italy Massimo Sigala Spain Fermín Sánchez Switzerland Hans Peter Uellinger United Kingdom Neil McGrath[52]
1977 France André Bourdon Italy Mauro Baldi Spain Arturo de Onís Not held
1976 France Yves Fremont Italy Massimo Nardelli Spain José Sasiambarrena United Kingdom Neil McGrath[52]
1975 France Jean-Luc Rancon Italy "Baronio" Spain Ricardo García Galiano United Kingdom Neil McGrath[52]
1974 France Gérard Delplanque Spain Kuru Villacieros United Kingdom Neil McGrath[52]
1973 France Jean-Pierre Gabreau Spain Juan Escavias Not held
1972 France René Metge Spain Kuru Villacieros
1971 France Marc Sourd Spain Juan García Rasilla
1970 France Bernard Mangé Spain Gerardo van Dulken
1969 France Bernard Lagier Spain Salvador Cañellas
1968 France Roland Trollé Not held
1967 France François Lacarrau
1966 France Jimmy Mieusset
Renault 8 Gordini Renault 8 TS Renault 12 Gordini Renault 5 LS kitée or TL Renault 5 TS Renault 5 Alpine Renault 5 Alpine Turbo Renault LeCar
Renault Encore Renault 5 GT Turbo Renault Clio 16S Renault Sport Spider Renault Mégane Coupé 16V Renault Clio 172 Renault Clio 182 Renault Clio 197
  • † = Winter Series Champion
  • †2 = Renault Clio V6 Champion
  • †3 = Renault Super Clio Cup
  • †4 = IMSA Renault Cup
  • †5 = SCCA Sports Renault
  • †5 = Junior championship winner
  • White square indicate years without championships

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Renault French Cup Palmarès
  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. La Copa Megane Analiza el año 2004 (December 20, 2004)
  8. "New entry-level Clio Cup Series launched by Renault & BARC". Renault Sport UK. Renault Sport. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Positiones Megane
  10. Classificação da Copa Clio
  11. Formulas Renault resultados
  12. Clio Cup Renault: Stillinger
  13. Classifica Clio Cup Italia
  14. Auto-Annuario 1993-94, Fernando Morandi & Fabio Ravaioli
  15. Anos anteriores
  16. Pistas - Guia de Competição 2003, António Botto
  17. [1]
  19. LO Renault New Clio Cup Hall of Fame
  20. ELF Renault Clio Cup, Archives
  21. Verbist et Duval se distinguent à Spa (October 4, 2009)
  22. Renault Clio Cup France 2009
  23. Dunlop Sportmaxx Clio Cup 2009
  24. Clasificacion, lista de inscritos
  25. ELF Renault Clio Cup 2009 Review
  26. Della Motta Campeon de la Copa Megan
  27. Classement 2008: ClioCup Belgique
  28. Renault Clio Cup Mexico 2008
  29. Dunlop Sportmaxx Clio Cup 2008
  30. Clio Cup de circuitos 2008
  31. Gano Canapino y es campeon (December 2, 2007)
  32. Dunlop Sportmaxx Clio Cup 2007
  33. 2007 Copa Renault Clio - Jerez (October 27, 2007)
  34. 2006 Super Clio Brasil
  35. Renault Clio Cup Netherlands 2006
  36. 2006 Clio Cup final - Jerez
  37. SATORRA, El campeon de la copa Megane 2005
  38. Renault Clio Cup Netherlands 2005
  39. Gano Alcaine en Mar de Plata (December 5, 2004)
  40. Renault Clio Cup Netherlands 2004
  41. Renault Clio Cup’ta zafer Çıpa’nın (June 14, 2004)
  42. Renault Clio Cup Netherlands 2003
  43. 2003 Clio Cup Puan Durumu
  44. 44.0 44.1 Driver Biography: Stéphane Lemeret
  45. Renault Clio Cup Netherlands 2002
  46. 2002 Clio Cup Puan Durumu
  47. BTCC Driver Profiles - Dan Eaves
  48. 48.0 48.1 Mike Davies
  49. The Bridgestone Era: 1990
  50. Parker Johnstone Teams With Dorricott Racing (April 19, 1998)
  51. David Murry - A Driver for All Classes
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 BRDC Archive Biography: Neil McGrath

External links

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