Cross Channel Challenge: Testing

Luke Wright (Scuderia Vittoria) Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Luke Wright is the only AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK entrant in this weekend’s ‘Cross Channel Challenge’ at Silverstone; so far at least, he’s the only driver we need to make an impact against the large field of Dutch drivers.

The Scuderia Vittoria driver topped the times in yesterday evening’s collective test on the technical Silverstone GP circuit. On his penultimate lap, Wright posted a time of 2:27.432, six tenths quicker than his nearest rival, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen (Team Bleekemolen).

Qualifying for this weekend’s races begins at 11:20am today, and the first race is at 5:54pm tonight.

We’re speaking with Luke shortly, and will post the interview online later today.

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 http://www.renaultsport.co.uk/championships/cliocup/Default.aspx
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