A brand new start for the National Championships Renault Sport is inextricably linked with organizing promotional formulas in different countries. From the Renault 8 Gordini Cup to Clio Cup and Formula Renault 2.0, several generations of drivers...
A brand new start for the National Championships
Renault Sport is inextricably linked with organizing promotional formulas in different countries. From the Renault 8 Gordini Cup to Clio Cup and Formula Renault 2.0, several generations of drivers have passed through formulas run by Renault. In order to continue this tradition, promoters from several countries met with Renault Sport Technologies in Paris to ensure the longevity of the various promotional formulas.
Almost every weekend, throughout Europe drivers take to the track to compete in promotional formulas recognized by Renault Sport Technologies. At the wheel of Renault Sport Clio Cup and Formula Renault 2.0, drivers in each of these countries take part in championships which respond to every requirement of the promoter, in particular in terms of sporting equity and control of costs; fundamental values which are at the heart of Renault Sport Technologies' sporting policy.
As such, promoters representing Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland answered Renault Sport Technologies' invitation to create common foundations for the years ahead.
For Clio Cup, each promoter will invite competitors to participate in a major European meeting as part of the Hockenheim round of the World Series by Renault to be held next September. This initiative will culminate in a Eurocup Clio in 2011, to take place over four rounds. The competitors in thus Eurocup Clio 2011 will be selected by each promoter from participants in the National Clio Cup series. Eurocup Clio 2011 will take place over four meetings to be defined as part of the World Series by Renault, with a project to integrate it into the Renault Race Festival organized by Renault Germany at the Nurburgring's legendary Nordschleife circuit.
To allow the greatest number of competitors possible to participate in this first meeting which takes place at the beginning of September at Hockenheim, Renault Sport Technologies will continue its special offer with a 2009 bodywork kit and a 2010 development motor sold for ^a4,100 (ex VAT).
New Formula Renault 2.0 has already seen action this season, in the UK and in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. The Italian and Swiss championships will be the next to take on the single-seater in 2011, while the Formula's return to France is currently being discussed. From 2011, drivers will be able to take part in up to two Formula Renault 2.0 championships. However, there will be a single policy for collective testing applicable to all promoters. Teams will not be allowed to enter more than four cars in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and in any national championship.
MdH Cosultants AG, promoter of the Clio Cup Netherlands and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC will organize the Renault Sport Masters at Zandvoort on October 30-31 this year. The weekend will be open to New Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0's 2009 configuration. An identical weekend for Renault Sport Clio Cup is being currently being considered.
Finally, in order to regulate the organizational costs, a synchronization of calendars for collective testing and races will be put in place by the various promoters.
After launching the Promotional Formula concept in 1966 with Renault 8 Gordini Cup, Renault Sport Technologies has once again proved, through the decisions it makes, its commitment to national championships, the figureheads of its promotional pyramid.
-source: renault sport