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Clio 182 Championship: Season promises full grids

With the start of the Clio 182 Championship only a few days away, we have a quick round up of some the new entrants and liveries you can look forward to in 2015.

The Clio 182 Series has been given Championship status for 2015 and with 36 drivers currently registered, the first race of the year at Brands Hatch already has a full grid of 32 drivers.

This year promises full grids and lots of close racing.

A familiar name in motorsport, Mark Fish makes his competitive return.

Mark Fish returns to racing in the Clio 182 Championship
Mark Fish returns to racing in the Clio 182 Championship

Mark Fish said “After 3 years of trying to get something together, it looks like I will finally be back out racing.  Very excited at the prospect of racing again, but with some trepidation.  There is a huge amount I need to reacquaint myself with, having only done 4 races since the Clio Cup in 1993 – I am interested to see if I can become competitive again”

New to the championship is Daniel Gibson.  Although not new to racing, Daniel has swapped his Fiesta for a Clio.

Daniel Gibson testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Joshua Barrett Photography)
Daniel Gibson testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Joshua Barrett Photography)

Another new face for this this year is James Bark.

James Bark testing at Cadwell
James Bark testing at Cadwell

James will be one to watch, particularly at Cadwell Park.  During testing he beat the Clio 2014 lap record by 0.2 seconds.

Able Heath Motorsport have two cars out this year:

Able Heath Motorsport 2015 line up
Able Heath Motorsport 2015 line up

These cars will be driven by Matt Holtom in his second year and Damien Heath who is new to the championship.

Finally, a few pictures from some returning drivers, but with new liveries for 2015.

Mat Pewsey testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Renaultsport UK)
Mat Pewsey testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Renaultsport UK)

 

Martin Bentley testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Joshua Barrett Photography)
Martin Bentley testing at Brands Hatch (Photo: Joshua Barrett Photography)

 

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Clio 182 Series: Round 4: Anglesey Race Report

21 exhilarating races hit Anglesey as the 750 Motor Club returned to the Welsh circuit.  Superb racing was the order of the weekend.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 1

Patrick Fletcher and Matt Fincham beat 2014 debutee Trevor Gregory off of the line in the opening K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series battle.  Fletcher held off attacks from Fincham, Gregory and Mark Hammersley to win in his heavy Clio.  When Fincham missed a gear, it allowed Gregory to take second.  However, he flat-spotted his front left tyre which forced him into retirement.  This left Hammersley to chase Fletcher with Fincham beating Martin Ward to third. Trevor’s Father Bill ran in a strong fifth before car issues gifted the position to Matt Holtom who claimed his best car racing finish.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 2

Trevor Gregory took a convincing lights-to-flag victory in race two when ABS was refitted to his car. Bill Gregory made a good start and drove magnificently to run in second until the final lap when Hammersley challenged him. Gregory ran out wide which allowed Hammersley, Fincham and Fletcher to squeeze through.

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