Goodwood Festival of Speed debut for Total Control Racing

AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK team Total Control Racing will make its first ever appearance at the world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, 1st/2nd/3rd July, running a current specification Clio Cup car for racing rookie Nicolas Hamilton.

The 19-year-old, younger brother of 2008 FIA Formula One World Champion Lewis, will undoubtedly prove to be a major attraction for the hundreds of thousands of spectators in attendance at the glorious West Sussex estate between Friday and Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Jakob Ebrey

Nicolas Hamilton (GBR) Total Control Racing Renault Clio Cup

Although not taking part in a timed attack up the famous Goodwood Hill, Hamilton will provide a series of demonstration runs over the course of the three days. Furthermore, the team will be based in the massively popular ‘Formula One’ paddock – a prime location at the Festival of Speed.

For Wednesbury-based TCR, the chance to be involved in an event as popular and highly-regarded as Goodwood is a fantastic opportunity and team principal Lee Brookes is looking forward to being part of the true must-see motorsport and motoring event of the summer.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the Festival of Speed for the first time, it’s a great privilege and a real treat. We know Nic is going to be a very popular draw and I know he’s really looking forward to meeting the spectators and giving some demo runs in his Clio. It’s such a fantastic event and a massively popular one as well, we can’t wait to be a part of it.”

So far in his first season of competition, Hamilton has been a revelation with a series of fantastic performances having finished eight of the 10 races contested – his best result so far being 10th place at the ultra-fast Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. More than that though, the teenager is an incredible inspiration to others as he continually overcomes the challenges posed from living with cerebral palsy.

In addition to running Hamilton’s Clio over the course of the three days, TCR will also be promoting its available race drives in AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK and the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup. More details regarding these opportunities are available from Lee Brookes on 0121 5561999.

For more information regarding the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed, including ticket availability and pricing, visit

About AirAsia Clio Cup

Each season drivers come from around the United Kingdom and internationally to compete in the thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing that the Renault Clio Cup demands. The Championship continues to be the UK’s premier one-make saloon-car championship. Using race cars based on the road-going Clio Renault Sport 200, the Championship continues to be a breeding ground for future Touring Car drivers. As a prominent support race on the British Touring Car Championship platform and benefiting from live, comprehensive and new for 2011, HD TV coverage on the ITV sport network, it remains the most direct link to the BTCC. Almost one third of the current BTCC grid graduated from the ranks of Renault Clio Cup UK
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