Thompson earns Renault Clio Cup points on debut

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 April 2017

Aaron Thompson in racing action (pic

Aaron Thompson in racing action (pic


Romford racer impresses at Brands Hatch

Romford racer Aaron Thompson made his debut in the Renault Clio Cup at Brands Hatch last weekend.

As part of the British Touring Car Package, the supporting series enjoys live ITV4 coverage as well as thousands of spectators and fans lining the track.

And as one of only a few rookies on the track, Thompson fought technical issues with the car to finish in the middle of the pack in 13th place in qualifying.

The first race of 2017 on Saturday afternoon saw rain dampen the track and ultimately the action with an uneventful race.

Thompson managed to bring the car home safely in 18th with a serious ‘pushing-on’ problem, but race two on Sunday was much more dramatic as he started 12th, before an early shunt from behind sent sideways along the start-finish straight.

With an impressive corrective save, Thompson managed to carry on, albeit at the back of the pack, and eveything seemed to click midway through the race as TV viewers saw him cleanly overtake half a dozen rival cars, including his team-mate, to finish 14th and obtain points in both races.

Thompson returns to action at Donington Raceway on Easter Sunday when the next two rounds will be broadcast live on ITV4.

He is supported by SDT Contracts Ltd, Joyce Design and Squad Fitness in Hornchurch and continues to look for sponsorship to help him compete and complete the 2017 season.

You can follow his progress on Facebook AST Racing or on Twitter @AaronThompsonracing.

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