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Clio Cup Racing 2003





For immediate release: Monday 13th January 2003
Ref: CCO2/60
TEAM GRIFFIN RACING AIMING HIGH IN 2003

Leicestershire-based ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup outfit Team Griffin
Racing
is looking forward to the 2003 season in confident mood after marked
improvements in performance during recent winter preparations.

TGR is looking on this year as its first real competitive crack at the
championship and the team has good reason to be hopeful following some
impressive results achieved during Novembers ELF Clio Renaultsport UK
Winter Championship.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@dial.pipex.com&YY=43496&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@dial.pipex.com/U
 


For immediate release: Wednesday 22nd January 2003
Ref: CCO3/02
2003 CLIO CUP CALENDAR CONFIRMED

This seasons ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup calendar was confirmed today
with
the 2003 line-up of events undoubtedly the best ever in the history of
the
series.

Starting as support to the British Formula 3/GT Championship opening
rounds
at Snetterton, Norfolk, on April 19th/20th, the series then travels to
the
Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent for what will be the most high
profile
event in Renaults 2003 calendar - the British round of the CART World
Championship on Bank Holiday Weekend, May 3rd/4th/5th.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@dial.pipex.com&YY=89395&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@dial.pipex.com/U
 

Tom

  EV


ok i smell cliosport outing @ May bank holiday weekend

(My Birthday!!!) Who is up for a bit of CART/Clio Cup action?
 

Jas

ClioSport Admin
  Audi A4 v6 & Clio


Im up for that day at Brands with the cart as well! Think itll be expensive though!
 


For immediate release: Monday 10th February 2003
Ref: CCO3/05
EX-MINI CHAMPIONS STEP UP TO CLIO CUP

Former Mini Miglia and Mini Seven Championship winning team SpeedEquipe
Motorsport is stepping up to the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup for the
2003
season.

The team will field two ex-Tim Sugden Motorsport cars during its debut
year
in the category - one for former Mini Miglia and Mini Seven Champion
Ian
Curley (Marden, Kent), who won three championships with SpeedEquipe,
and
another for former Mini and Ford Fiesta competitor Rob Cullum
(Bristol).

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@dial.pipex.com&YY=34662&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@dial.pipex.com/U
 


For immediate release: Wednesday 12th February 2003
Ref: CCO3/06
PEAD AND GEORGE SIGN WITH MARDI GRAS

Front-running ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup team Mardi Gras Motorsport
today
confirmed it will run a minimum of two cars in the 2003 championship.

The Silverstone-based outfit, which finished sixth overall in the 2002
Entrants Championship, has announced two drivers for this years
campaign
but may also consider boosting its line-up to a three-car attack before
the
new season gets underway.

Ed Pead (Beckenham, Kent), who finished a very creditable sixth in the
drivers championship last year during his Clio Cup debut, will lead the
team
and the 25-year old will race alongside Cornish businessman John George
(Par).

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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@dial.pipex.com&YY=41673&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU color=#0000ffmarc.orme@dial.pipex.com/U
 


For immediate release: Monday 10th March 2003
Ref: CCO3/07
18 DRIVERS SIGNED AHEAD OF FIRST OFFICIAL TEST

Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent hosts the first official ELF Clio
Renaultsport UK Cup test of the year this Wednesday with the current
list of
18 registered drivers set to increase ahead of the first round of the
season
next month.

Front-running outfit Xcel Motorsport will field a four-car assault on
the
series with leading Clio Cup racers Eoin Murray (Dublin) and Oli
Wilkinson
(Solihull) to be joined by Neil Waterworth (Norden, Rochadale) and
Charlie
Butler-Henderson (Royston).

The 2003 ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup will also see Surrey teenager Tom
Onslow-Cole (New Malden) compete with a family-run car as the youngest
ever
driver in the history of any of Renaults one-make championships.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=77509&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Thursday 13th March 2003
Ref: CCO3/08
MURRAY ON TOP IN FIRST OFFICIAL CLIO TEST

Irishman Eoin Murray (Dublin) headed the timesheets during the first
official ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup test of 2003 at a cloudy Brands
Hatch
yesterday (Wednesday).

The Xcel Motorsport driver, who finished eighth overall in last years
championship, lapped the 1.2 mile Indy Circuit in 52.864 seconds
(83.50mph),
two 10ths ahead of fellow Irishman and series newcomer Jonathan Fildes
(Trim, Co.Meath) for Total Control Racing.

Last years ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup Winter Championship runner-up
Mark
Davies (Mirfield, West Yorkshire) was a highly competitive third
fastest,
just four 100ths down on Fildes time, while championship debutant
Charlie
Butler-Henderson (Litlington, Hertfordshire) made it two Xcel cars in
the
top four.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=10332&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 
  VW Transporter 174


Admission to brands on the BTCC/cart /clio race day is going to be IIRC £40 but if you cant find any discounted tickets in the press you can get them using your Tesco club for a fiver.You can use these tickets at all the other octogan owned circuits-silverstone/oulton park/snetterton /brands.



Slayer
 


For immediate release: Monday 17th March 2003
Ref: CCO3/09
NEWCOMER TRIUMPHS IN CLIO SCHOLARSHIP FINAL

Nottingham-based Martin Brackenbury has been announced as the 2003
Michelin
Renault Scholarship winner - his prize, a fully-funded season in the
ELF
Clio Renaultsport UK Cup with front-running team Tim Sugden Motorsport.

The 26-year old former karter emerged victorious from last Fridays
(March
14th) competition final at the Croft circuit near Darlington,
opposition
including experienced Fiesta racer Gordon Sheddon, Formula Ford Junior
Champion Ben Clucas and Formula Renault race winner Mark McLoughlin.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=98447&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Friday 21st March 2003
Ref: CCO3/10
IRISH PAIR TOP TESTING AT DONINGTON

Xcel Motorsports Eoin Murray (Dublin) and Total Control Racings
Jonathan
Fildes (Trim, Co.Meath) made it an Irish one-two during the second ELF
Clio
Renaultsport UK Cup pre-season test of the year at Donington Parks
National
Circuit this week.

Murray was fastest in three of the four sessions, his best lap of 1m
19.766
seconds (88.33mph) coming towards the end of the day and placing him
almost
half a second quicker than nearest challenger Fildes.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=2075&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Thursday 3rd April 2003
Ref: CCO3/11
PRIVATEER DAVIES DOMINATES ROCKINGHAM TEST

Privateer driver Mark Davies (Mirfield) showed the front-running ELF
Clio
Renaultsport UK Cup teams the way during the pre-season test at
Rockinghams
2.5 mile International Circuit this week, finishing half a second
faster
than his nearest rival.

Having consistently been at the sharp-end of the timesheets during the
previous two tests at Brands Hatch and Donington Park, Yorkshireman
Davies
set a scintillating pace throughout the day and eventually finished
with a
best time of 1m 49.200 seconds (84.39mph).

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=42526&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Thursday 10th April 2003
Ref: CCO3-12
EX-CLIO CHAMP BUXTON MAKES SURPRISE RETURN

Former ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup champion Daniel Buxton (Hartford,
Cheshire) is to make a surprise return to the series this year having
signed
a late deal with Boulevard Team Racing.

The 25-year old, Clio Cup title winner in 2001, was hoping to finalise
a
British Touring Car Championship drive for the coming season until a
sponsor
pulled out at the 11th hour leaving him facing the prospect of a year
on the
sidelines.

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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=42229&order=down&sort=date&pos=0mailto:marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk">marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk
 


For immediate release: Monday 14th April 2003
Ref: CCO3-13
FIRST CLIO ROUND AT SNETTERTON THIS WEEKEND

A total of 18 cars will line-up for the opening two rounds of the 2003
ELF
Clio Renaultsport UK Cup at Snetterton in Norfolk this weekend, April
19th
and 20th, as support to the British Formula 3 and British GT
Championships.

Xcel Motorsport fields the strongest line-up this year with pre-season
championship favourite Eoin Murray (Dublin) joined by Oli Wilkinson
(Balham), Charlie Butler-Henderson (Royston) and Neil Waterworth
(Norden,
Rochdale).

Privateer entrant Mark Davies (Mirfield) has been consistently quick in
official testing, fastest overall during the pre-season test at
Rockingham
earlier this month, and looks very likely to build on his first ever
Clio
Cup race win taken during last Novembers Winter Championship.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Cup news visit the official Renault UK
motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

For further information contact ELF Clio Cup Media Officer Marc Orme on
01895 829221, mobile 07734 189100 or email http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=70770&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


RIGHT WHOS COMMING ROUND KATHS HOUSE TO SLAP HER ASS ???

On second thoughts.....shed prob slap mine !!



id still go.................ill hold the coats !!
 


For immediate release: Wednesday 16th April 2003
Ref: FR03-25/CC03-14
RENAULT CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFIRMED AS DTM SUPPORT

Formula Renault UK and the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup have been
officially
confirmed as the main support to the sole UK round of the DTM German
Touring
Car Masters event at Donington Park in July.

Both championships will feature on the package as double-header races
with
the meeting expected to attract the countrys biggest motorsport crowd
of
the year outside the British Grand Prix and the London Champ Car Trophy
race
at Brands Hatch, the latter also forming an integral part of Renaults
2003
motorsport calendar.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest Formula Renault UK and ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup
news
visit the official Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221
mobile 07734 189100, E-mail http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=80192&order=down&sort=date&pos=0U face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


Quote: Originally posted by Fatherted on 16 April 2003


RIGHT WHOS COMMING ROUND KATHS HOUSE TO SLAP HER ASS ???

On second thoughts.....shed prob slap mine !!



id still go.................ill hold the coats !!







EH??????
 


Sorry, bit late posting this one!
Re-issued Release
For immediate release: Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Ref: CC03-15
PEAD SCORES FANTASTIC CLIO CUP DOUBLE

An overjoyed Ed Pead (Beckenham) took his first ever ELF Clio
Renaultsport
UK Cup race victory during the opening round of the championship at
Snetterton on Sunday before doubling up during the afternoon with his
second
triumph in as many races.

The 25-year old Mardi Gras Motorsport driver, sixth in last seasons
championship, made the perfect start to his 2003 campaign by
underlining his
title credentials to take an early nine point lead in the driver
standings
from Xcel Motorsports Oli Wilkinson (Balham).

Mark Davies (Mirfield) was completely dominant during a difficult
qualifying
session for many, the Yorkshireman taking NGK Laser Platinum Pole
Position
for both rounds. At the green light of race one, however, it was Pead
who
got the better start from second on the grid to lead Davies and the
Xcel
pairing of Charlie Butler-Henderson (Royston) and Eoin Murray (Dublin).

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official
Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221
mobile 07734 189100, E-mail http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=53195&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Thursday 24th April 2003
Ref: CC03-17
MURRAY BACK ON TOP IN THRUXTON TEST

Xcel Motorsports Eoin Murray (Dublin) put the disappointment of the
opening
two rounds of the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup behind him by once again
going quickest in testing as the teams made their first official visit
of
the year to Thruxton.

The Irishman lapped the ultra-fast 2.35 mile Hampshire circuit at an
average
speed of 100.73mph in a time of 1m 24.200 seconds, almost three 10ths
faster
than Boulevard Team Racings Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire).

Championship leader Ed Pead (Beckenham) was third for Mardi Gras
Motorsport,
half a second behind Buxton, with Aurok Motorsports Vince Martin
(Epping) a
highly impressive fourth fastest less than a 10th adrift of Pead.

For more on this story click the link
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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official
Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221
mobile 07734 189100, E-mail http://uk.f201.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk&YY=46845&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=bU face=Courier New color=#0000ffmarc.orme@grovewood.co.uk/U
 


For immediate release: Sunday 4th May 2003

BUXTON TAKES BRANDS WIN AFTER PERFECT WEEKEND
Former champion Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire) took his first win of the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup season at Brands Hatch this afternoon to get his 2003 title bid firmly on track after a perfect weekend.

The Boulevard Team Racing driver started the race alongside Xcel Motorsport’s Eoin Murray (Dublin) on the front row after taking NGK Laser Platinum Pole Position during Saturday’s 20 minute qualifying session. At the lights, however, it was Murray and team-mate Charlie Butler-Henderson (Royston) who made the better starts.



A charging Buxton managed to pass Butler-Henderson on lap two going into Paddock Hill Bend and after setting the Performance Friction fastest race lap of 53.239 seconds (82.91mph) on lap five he snatched the lead from Murray with a tremendous move going into Surtees after the Irishman had run wide at the exit of Graham Hill Bend.



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For immediate release: Monday 12th May 2003
Ref: CC03-19
KARTING STARS INVITED TO JOIN RENAULT AT F1 TEST

Championship leaders from the Formula A and Formula JICA categories of the ELF-Hill House Hammond MSA Super One British Karting series are to be invited to an official Formula One Test at Silverstone next month as exclusive guests of Renault UK.

The two lucky youngsters who lead their respective championships following this coming weekends MSA Super One meeting at Three Sisters, near Wigan, will get the fantastic opportunity of spending a day in the company of the Renault F1 Team along with the top three drivers in the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup.

For more on this story click the link

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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221

mobile 07734 189100, E-mail marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk
 


For immediate release: Friday 30th May 2003
Ref: CC03-22
ONSLOW-COLE TO MAKE CLIO DEBUT AT SILVERSTONE

Teenage sensation Tom Onslow-Cole (New Malden) will become the youngest ever competitor in the 30-year history of Renaults one-make race championships when he debuts during rounds six and seven of the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup at Silverstone next weekend (7th/8th June).

The Surrey driver has been forced to miss the first five races of the season due to the championships minimum age restriction of 16 years old but having celebrated his birthday on May 16th, Onslow-Cole is greatly looking forward to his first competitive outing in the category with the family-entered OC Motorsport team.

For more on this story click the link

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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221

mobile 07734 189100, E-mail marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk
 


For immediate release: Monday 9th June 2003
Ref: CC03-23
SPECIAL-RATE ENTRY BOOST FOR DTM SUPPORT RACE

Teams in Britains most exciting manufacturer-backed racing championship the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup are looking for new drivers to take part in the DTM support meeting at Donington Park on 25th/26th/27th July.

The championship organisers and the Clio Cup teams have agreed a plan to allow drivers to sample the series without the need to make a financial commitment to a whole season. They will also taking advantage of the events double-header race status whilst sponsors will be seen at the countrys biggest touring car meeting of the year on the DTMs only visit to the UK.


For more on this story click the link

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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221

mobile 07734 189100, E-mail mailto:marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk">marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk
 


For immediate release: Monday 9th June 2003
Ref: CC03-24
FILDES AND MURRAY TAKE DEBUT WINS AT SILVERSTONE

Xcels Motorsports Eoin Murray (Dublin) and Total Control Racings Jonathan Fildes (Trim, Co.Meath) each earned their first ever ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup race wins at Silverstone over the weekend during an action-packed sixth and seventh rounds of the season.

Boulevard Team Racings Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire) was also a true star of the weekend though after scything through the field from 17th on the grid during Sundays round seven to take a place on the podium and reclaim the championship lead he lost after Saturdays race.

For more on this story click the link

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For all the latest ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup news visit the official Renault UK motorsport website www.renaultsport.co.uk

Media contact: Marc Orme at Grovewood PR Telephone 01895 829221

mobile 07734 189100, E-mail marc.orme@grovewood.co.uk
 


For immediate release: Wednesday 11th June 2003
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RENAULT DRIVERS TAKE BEHIND THE SCENES F1 TEST VISIT

Formula Renault UK Championship frontrunners Alex Lloyd (Port Soderick), Mike Conway (Sevenoaks), Tom Sisley (Ashford, Kent) and ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup driver Oli Wilkinson (Balham) were special guests of the Renault F1 Team during the official Formula One tyre test at Silverstone last week.

The rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of a top Formula One team in action was made possible by Renault UKs Director of Press & PR Tim Jackson who also invited young 14-year old kart ace Riki Christodoulou (Sutton Coldfield) who currently leads the Formula JICA category of the ELF-Hill House Hammond MSA Super One British Karting Championships.

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For immediate release: Friday 13th June 2003
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ITV1 COVERAGE OF RENAULT CHAMPIONSHIPS IS GO

Terrestrial magazine programme Motorsport UK hits our screens this month to begin its 2003 coverage of the Formula Renault UK Championship and ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup.

The 30-minute show, broadcast on both ITV1 and the satellite, digital and cable channel Men & Motors, proved to be highly popular last year drawing in millions of armchair viewers to Renaults two action-packed UK championships and it will run across terrestrial, cable and satellite platforms until mid-December.

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For immediate release: Monday 23rd June 2003
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DOMINANT ROCKINGHAM DOUBLE FOR BUXTON

Rounds eight and nine of the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup at Rockingham were totally dominated by Boulevard Team Racings Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire) as the 2001 champion took the double win, two pole positions and a brace of fastest race laps.

Buxton started the weekend on the right footing after going fastest in the official pre-event test on Friday and during Saturday mornings qualifying session it was the series leader who took his fifth and sixth NGK Laser Platinum Pole Positions of the season.

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For immediate release: Monday 30th June 2003
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AUROK TO RUN AT LEAST TWO CARS FOR REST OF SEASON

Aurok Motorsport has announced it will run a second car in the 2003 ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup from the DTM-supporting 11th and 12th rounds of the championship at Donington Park in July.

The Colemore-based team, currently sixth in the entrants championship, has confirmed the signing of 41-year old Gloucestershire property developer Steven Wood (Ashleworth) who will make his race debut during the Clio Cups most high-profile meeting of the season on 25th/26th/27th July.

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For immediate release: Monday 30th June 2003
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FRIENDS REUNITED BACKED DRIVER TO CONTEST CLIO CUP

ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup team SpeedEquipe Motorsport has confirmed Mini Seven racer Jason Porter (Westerham) - who is sponsored by the hugely popular Friends Reunited website - will contest the remainder of the 2003 championship with the outfit as a replacement for Ian Curley (Marden).

Curley, who made the step up from Minis himself along with SpeedEquipe at the beginning of the season, has opted to pull-out of the championship following a family bereavement and so 37-year old Porter will now take his place starting at the Croft round on 12th/13th July where he will ironically be reunited with his ex-Mini associates.

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For immediate release: Saturday 12th July 2003

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CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER BUXTON FINALLY SEALS BTCC DEAL


ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup championship leader Danny Buxton (Hartford) this morning signed a deal to contest the remainder of the 2003 British Touring Car Championship starting this weekend at Croft in North Yorkshire – however he will also contest the 10th round of the Clio Cup on Sunday.



The 2001 Clio Champion has agreed terms to drive the Team Halfords Peugeot 307 from this weekend onwards, replacing 2001 Formula Renault UK Champion Carl Breeze who has moved to the GA Motorsport squad.



Buxton, who has been actively seeking a touring car seat since his Clio Cup series victory two years ago, will continue to drive for Boulevard Team Racing in the championship this weekend at Croft and will also race during the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup’s prestigious DTM-supporting rounds at Donington Park at the end of July.



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For immediate release: Monday 14th July 2003
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IMPRESSIVE CROFT WIN KEEPS ROOKIE FILDES IN TITLE HUNT

Total Control Racings Jonthan Fildes (Trim, Co. Meath) further enhanced his 2003 ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup championship chances at Croft on Sunday after an excellent drive gave him the second victory of his rookie year in the category.

Having qualified on only the third row of the grid Fildes looked to be facing an uphill task for round 10 of the season after Boulevard Team Racings Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire) took NGK Laser Platinum Pole Position with a time of 1m 32.256 seconds (82.99mph) - a massive eight 10ths faster than nearest challenger Oli Wilkinson (Balham) in his Xcel Motorsport car.

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For immediate release: Friday 18th July 2003
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CHARITY CLIO CUP OUTING FOR AUROK TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Toby Phillips (Alton, Hampshire), technical director of ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup team Aurok Motorsport, is to make a one-off appearance as a driver in the championship at the upcoming DTM-supporting rounds of the series at Donington Park on 26th/27th July as he bids to raise money and awareness for a leading national charity.

The 29-year old, whose brother Jules Phillips is team manager of the Colemore-based outfit, has never previously raced before and so the Donington Park event - which is expected to attract one of the biggest motorsport crowds in the UK this year - will be a very steep learning curve for the Hampshire driver. He will be raising money for the Alton-based Treloar Trust which is a charity dedicated to providing education, training, care and support for young people with physical disabilities.

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For immediate release: Monday 21st July 2003
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BOOSTED GRID FOR BIGGEST CLIO MEETING OF THE YEAR

An influx of four new drivers has been confirmed for this weekends 11th and 12th rounds of the ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup at Donington Park - the championship preparing for its biggest meeting of the season as support to the DTM German Touring Car Masters.

Boulevard Team Racing will run a total of three cars at Donington with 19-year old Clio Cup rookie Syd Wilson (Airton) to join regular drivers Martin Johnson (Alford) and Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire). The Yorkshire driver, a barman by trade, may also be joined by another new Boulevard driver but the fourth entry remains unconfirmed at this stage.

Stancombe Vehicle Engineering will finally make its first appearance in the 2003 championship with Colum McCabe (Ferring) - who celebrates his 28th birthday on the Saturday of the meeting - agreeing to compete with the outfit with a view to joining for the rest of the year.

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For immediate release: Monday 28th July 2003
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POINTS LEADER BUXTON UNSTOPPABLE AT DONINGTON

Danny Buxton (Hartford, Cheshire) continued his march towards the 2003 ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup with another brace of wins at Donington Park as the countrys favourite saloon-car championship supported the awesome DTM German Touring Car series.

In what may be the Boulevard Team Racing drivers final Clio Cup appearance, before switching permanently to the British Touring Car Championship, he started the weekend perfectly by dominating Saturdays 30-minute qualifying session to take NGK Laser Platinum Pole Position for both rounds 11 and 12.

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For immediate release: Friday 1st August 2003
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TEAM GRIFFIN NAME DRIVER REPLACEMENT FOR MAGUIRE

Leicestershire-based ELF Clio Renaultsport UK Cup outfit Team Griffin Racing has announced it will run debutant Marcus Thomas (Northampton) for the rest of the season following Paul Maguires (Salisbury) decision to cut short his championship due to work commitments.

Thomas will make his first outing in his TGR-run Clio at Snetterton on Thursday, 7th August, during the official pre-event test day ahead of rounds 13 and 14 of the championship which take place at the Norfolk venue that weekend.

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