With the introduction of New Clio Cup, which made its first public appearance this weekend at Magny-Cours, the 2020 Clio Cup France season will continue to visit the finest tracks in France within the Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits events. The competitors will also battle alongside their British and Spanish counterparts, whose categories will be revitalized with this new generation as the different series will meet more often!

The success of the R8 Gordini Cup’s heir is guaranteed with the introduction of the fifth Clio Cup iteration, derived from the New Clio R.S Line and powered by a 1.3TCe, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower with a 320Nm torque for a weight of just 1,040 kilograms.

An expanded calendar in France

At home, the Clio Cup France is banking on stability by retaining what has made its success, highlighted by strong, competitive and spectacular fields. The calendar will be expanded to seven rounds, five of which will take place within the framework of the Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits.

After the ’Gen 5’ Clio Cup racing debut at the Coupes de Pâques de Nogaro, the competitors will head to the streets of Pau, then Circuit de Lédenon.

Following the summer break the British and French fields will come together at Brands Hatch ahead of the final stretch run that will see them in action at the two last circuits to host the French Formula 1 Grand Prix, Nevers Magny-Cours and Circuit Paul Ricard.

Last but not least, the season finale will reunite the French, Spanish and British Clio Cups at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in early November.

An international scope

With seven rounds scheduled, of which five will run in conjunction with the Clio Cup Spain and Clio Cup UK, Renault Sport Racing shows its full support to the category’s national and regional series.

Starting next year, the Clio Cup UK, which has been extremely popular since its launch in 1991, will join the British GT race weekends. Organized by SRO UK, these meetings feature prestigious line-ups bringing together the best of the best of British GT and well-known single-make cups in weekend-long celebrations of motorsport. Competitors will then be able to star in renowned and affordable events to exhibit their skills while opening up new opportunities to move up the motor racing ladder.

The Asian, Central European, Italian, Middle-Eastern and Spanish Clio Cups will also return in 2020 with the support of Renault Sport Racing through selected promoters. As is the case in France, all will enjoy unparalleled technical support unequalled sporting fair play at this level for ever more spectacular on-track battles.

Benoit Nogier, Renault Sport Racing Customer Racing Commercial Director: “2020 will start a new era in Clio Cup with a fifth generation offering fantastic performance for more contained costs. This was one of the wishes of our current and potential customers, so we are sure that the category will, once again, enjoy incredible success in France and everywhere around the world. After the Formula Renault Eurocup and Clio Cup France, we are also pleased to expand our partnership with SRO to breathe new life into the Clio Cup UK through its UK division and unprecedented synergies between our various European cups. The success of our latest international meetings in 2018 and 2019 encourages us to do so as it promises to be quite a show between the leaders of the different countries, all of which will happen in an exceptional environment and highly-respected paddocks!”

2020 Clio Cup France calendar

10-13 April: Nogaro (FFSA GT)*

21-24 May: Pau (FFSA GT)

18-21 June: Lédenon (FFSA GT)

29-30 August: Brands Hatch GP (British GT)**

11-13 September: Magny-Cours (FFSA GT)**

2-4 October: Circuit Paul Ricard (FFSA GT)
November: Barcelona (CER)*/**

*Shared meeting with the Clio Cup Spain

**Shared meeting with the Clio Cup UK

2020 Clio Cup UK calendar

16-17 May: Snetterton (British GT)

6-7 June: Silverstone 500 (British GT)

20-21 June: Donington Park (British GT)

29-30 August: Brands Hatch GP (British GT)**

12-13 September: Magny-Cours (FFSA GT)**

19-20 September: Donington Park 
(British GT)
November: Barcelona (CER)*/**

*Shared meeting with the Clio Cup Spain

**Shared meeting with the Clio Cup France

The complete calendar of the Clio Cup Spain will be announced later.