From 2012 Renault Sport will bring the Twingo Trophy single make rally championship to the UK in two R1 and R2 class.
The UK Twingo R1 and R2 Trophies will run alongside the MSA British Rally Championship, following each event across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Renault says this championship could jump start careers of the drivers, hence they call it the “R1 to IRC” initiative.
The cars are based on the the 133hp Twingo Renaultsport and that makes them quite affordable. They come race-ready featuring all the required parts. The Trophy organisers will provide spares and technical support for R1, R2 and R3 Renaults on all rounds of the UK Trophies, forming a Renault village in the service areas.
Prizes for the R1 and R2 events are yet to be confirmed, but the overall prizes will be geared to progression from R1 to IRC, helping each winner to move forward in their rally careers.
Pricing for the R1 and R2 kits are yet to be announced.