Race-winning Renault UK Clio Cup team Finesse Motorsport is determined to produce the strongest possible performance when the championship resumes after its long summer break this weekend, at the team’s home track – Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.
Round one victor Paul Streather and ever-improving first year Clio Cup racer Daniel Rowbottom both have their sights set on podium success for the Wisbech-based team during rounds 11 and 12 of the campaign, the sixth event of the 2016 championship.
For Leicestershire driver Streather aims to climb back up from sixth in the standings.
Recent newlywed Rowbottom – who runs under the Team EcoMotive with Finesse banner – has posted two finishes in the top six, and two more in the top seven, and ahead of Snetterton is inside the coveted championship top 10.
Finesse has enjoyed good success at its home track in the past in both Ginetta Junior and the Clio Cup and team principal Neil Giddings is relishing the prospect of being back at Snetterton, with a podium return the target.
“We can’t wait to be back racing after the long break and we’re all targeting some big results,” said Giddings, “You always want to do well at your home track, and we’re confident we can, but we know qualifying is going to be the most important part of the weekend. If we can get on the first two or three rows, we know podiums can be on the cards.”
Following officially timed pre-event testing on Friday, qualifying at Snetterton will take place on Saturday, at 11.25. Rounds 11 and 12 will be contested on Sunday, at 09.55 and 16.10 respectively, with the second encounter to be screened live on ITV4 and streamed online.
Provisional 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup Driver Standings (after Rd10): 6th Paul Streather, 174pts; 10th Daniel Rowbottom, 118pts; 18th Jake Giddings, 31pts. Provisional 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup Entrants’ Trophy Standings (after Rd10): 5th Finesse Motorsport, 286pts.