Team Pyro’s Josh Files made a positive start to his 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup campaign in qualifying today (Saturday, 30th March), ahead of Rounds 1 & 2 of the championship at Brands Hatch.
The Vocalink backed driver, a renowned front-runner in Britain’s premier one-make saloon car championship, secured sixth position for Round 1 with a fastest lap time of 52.681 seconds, followed by a third fastest lap time of 52.701 seconds for Round 2.
Speaking of his qualifying achievement, Files remains confident that he can make a strong start in the series that has propelled the likes of Tom Onslow-Cole, Dave Newsham, and Aron Smith to the BTCC.
“I’m feeling good about how the session went,” said Files. “I think that I drove well overall, but it’s just so close when we come and race here due to the lap being so short.”
“My aim for tomorrow is to put myself in contention for a podium finish in the first race, and really push for the win in the second. The car feels great and I’m sure that’s achievable.”
The opening round of the 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup will get underway tomorrow (Sunday, 31st March), at 10.20, with Round 2 at 15.35.
The second of the two races will be screened live on ITV4, ITV4 HD and can be streamed live at www.itv.com/btcc