Its 12 races will take place at six events as follows:
Rounds 1&2, Sat 3/Sun 4 June, Thruxton, Hampshire
Rounds 3&4, Sat 1/Sun 2 July, Rockingham, Northamptonshire
Rounds 5&6, Sat 22/Sun 23 July, Donington Park, Leicestershire
Rounds 7&8, Sat 9/Sun 10 September, Snetterton, Norfolk
Round 9&10, Sat 23/Sun 24 September, Brands Hatch, Kent
Rounds 11&12, Sat 14/Sun 15 October, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
Races at Thruxton, Donington, Snetterton and Pembrey will be alongside those for the British Truck Racing Association Championship which regularly attracts sizeable crowds.
UK Clio Cup Junior is for drivers aged 14 to 17 in cars almost identical to those raced in the Renault UK Clio Cup which features at the British Touring Car Championship’s high-profile events. The only differences are a minor modification to the ECU – limiting the cars to five gears and a top speed of 100mph – and a switch to road tyres, Michelin’s high-performance Pilot Sport 3.
Renault Sport UK’s Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes commented: “I’m really pleased with the UK Clio Cup Junior championship’s first calendar and our thanks go to the British Automobile Racing Club for helping to arrange this.
“The mixture of circuits will really test the teams and drivers. Notably the first five are on the senior UK Clio Cup’s calendar with the BTCC and that will be of appeal to our young drivers. Pembrey meanwhile adds an interesting challenge – and possibly a twist – right at the end of the season.
“Furthermore the BTRA Championship always pulls a crowd and this will have extra benefits for our grid in terms of event promotion.”