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World TCR Mégane R.S. for Clio Champ Young

28 September 2020

First races for New CLIO Cup car

Two specially converted NEW Mégane R.S. machines competed in the opening rounds of this year’s World Touring Car series – one with 2019 Clio Cup UK Champion Jack Young at the wheel.

The cars are built, engineered and run by independent Swiss based race preparation team Vukovic Motorsport.

 

Both appeared in striking black livery for WTCR’s first two races of 2020, at the Zolder circuit in Belgium, with 18-year-old Young being partnered by Australian Dylan O’Keefe.

 

Young had prior experience of the sensational looking car when – in between his Clio Cup UK commitments in 2019 – he raced it in the European TCR series and stunned with a pair of fourth place finishes on his debut in the category.

 

However, the car has since undergone numerous upgrades by Vukovic for this season, all designed to achieve greater performance. These have included the installation of a Renault Sport TCe engine, refined aerodynamics, newly developed suspension and a revised transmission.

Results at Zolder masked the car’s potential: O’Keefe managed a 13th and a 12th in the two races, but there was a double retirement for Young after his R.S. was involved in contact with other cars. In race one he had been mixing it with the likes of former F1 racer and BTCC Champion Gabriele Tarquini!

 

Young posted on his social media accounts: “Frustrating results on paper, but huge positives to take from the weekend as a whole. We will come back stronger for the Nürburgring in two weeks!”

 

Remaining races for the Young in the Vukovic Mégane R.S. for 2020 are as follows:

 

  • 24-26 Sept              Nürburgring, Germany   
  • 10-11 Oct                Slovakia Ring, Czech Republic
  • 17-18 Oct                Hungaroring, Hungary  
  • 31 Oct-1 Nov           Aragon, Spain    
  • 14-15 Nov               Adria, Italy

 

Images: WTCR/DPPI & Vukovic Motorsport

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