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FRUSTRATING WEEKEND FOR RIVETT

A strong recovery drive to fourth place in the first race proved to be the highlight for Paul Rivett at Oulton Park as he had a frustrating weekend in the Renault UK Clio Cup. Changeable conditions in qualifying put three-time Clio champion Rivett on the backfoot as he could only manage 12th and 10th places. “We needed to be on the wet tyres earlier and then struggled with the set-up,” he explained. But Rivett immediately set about rising up the order at the start of the dry first race. By the end of the opening lap he was up...

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Rivett climbs to second in the points

Two top six results for Paul Rivett at his worst track have helped him move up to second in the Renault UK Clio Cup standings. Rivett’s Thruxton weekend got off to a difficult start when he was only able to qualify 10th for the first race. Things soon got worse when the lights went out as Rivett made a poor start and lost several more places. But he then set about climbing up the order and stormed into fifth by the end of lap three. He was soon able to pass WDE team-mate Lee Pattison to take fourth before...

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Donington Park Rounds 3 + 4 Race Report

A mixed weekend for Rivett Paul Rivett endured a rollercoaster of emotions during a crazy Renault UK Clio Cup weekend at Donington Park but despite varying fortunes he remains third in the standings. The three-time champion’s meeting got off to a decent start with fourth in qualifying for the opening race and into the first corner he attacked Shayne Deegan for the lead around the outside. But Deegan was unwilling to give up the place without a fight and twice hit Rivett as they went through Redgate – the second sending the pair off the track and leading to...

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Brands Hatch Race Report. Rounds 1 and 2

Paul Rivett made a strong start to his 2017 Renault UK Clio Cup season achieving a brace of third places at Brands Hatch. The three-time champion made a good start to the first contest, on a soaking wet track, passing Jack McCarthy to take third. He was able to hold onto the position for the remainder of the race, weathering intense pressure from rookie James Dorlin, but he was unable to do anything about Mike Bushell and WDE team-mate Lee Pattison up front. Rivett started the dry race two from fifth but an attempted move on Max Coates at...

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Rivett returns with WDE in 2017

Paul Rivett, Champion in 2002, 2004 and 2011, has attracted support (see main picture) from Tachosys, 4Front Motor Group and DMS Manufacturing for Music among others for what will be his 11th full season in the UK Clio Cup since he first entered it in 2001. And commented the 38-year-old from Surrey: “I’m hungrier than ever and want nothing more than my fourth title. The only way I’ll accept not winning it this year is if one of my team-mates beats me. “As a team we’ve put so much hard work in behind the scenes these last three years...

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