TYLER LIDSEY SEEKING PODIUMS AFTER CONFIRMING MICHELIN CLIO CUP SERIES RETURNPosted on: 19/03/2017
Tyler Lidsey is aiming for regular podium finishes after confirming his return for this years Michelin Clio Cup Series with the established MRM team.
Lidsey, based in Dartford, finished a commendable 7th in last years championship battle with a best race finish of 5th at the Silverstone finale in October.
Brother of last seasons runner-up Brett Lidsey, Tyler has already conducted limited pre-season testing around Silverstone's national layout ahead of the opening round of the new season over the weekend of 25th-26th March at the same venue.
Lidsey will compete in the championship's highly competitive Race Class, featuring the 2.0-litre, third generation Clio used in the flagship Renault UK Clio Cup on the TOCA package between 2007 and 2013.
The championship will span fifteen races across seven events at some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donington Park. The championship has proved a notable stepping stone onto the TOCA package in recent years, with notable alumni including last season's champion James Dorlin furthering their careers with the experience gained in the series.
Tyler Lidsey: “I've decided to follow on with the Michelin Clio Cup Series this season as I didn't quite establish myself well enough last season. I have something to prove to myself this year as well as others. The cars being so epic made the choice even easier for me too.
“Yes, I'm going back to my old routes of when I first started racing which is just to finish, however I'm pushing the bar even further wanting to be as far up the grid as possible, I'll be trying to hit a podium at least once every race weekend.
“Last season being so new to the car I didn't take full advantage of having Brett's knowledge and data as I was still getting to grips with the car, however this season I plan on taking it all & going over every aspect of it to find every possible benefit!.
“Due to not having too much time out testing so far this year I've more worked on becoming more confident in myself, last year I didn't make the racing my priority which I felt held me back tremendously. I've made some changes in myself and the mindset I have to racing, this is what I'm hoping will prove beneficial to my season.”