Lidsey pleased with podiums
Lidsey pleased with podiums

Brett Lidsey was delighted to be back on track and back on the podium for the opening round of the Renault Clio Cup.

Having had a six month break from the track, Brett was delighted to get back on track and racing.

Speaking to Kent Sports News, he said: “The season starting again is great, the off season is quite boring and there’s only so much testing the budget allows, just having a battle with another driver brings back all the hunger and adrenaline that the championship brings.”

Qualifying went well with Brett putting the car on the second row of the grid giving him a great chance come race time.

He added: “Qualifying went well, during the off season we have been practicing getting that lap hooked up, it was a massive uplift when qualifying was done and the practice had shown.”

The races saw Brett show his racing talent and score two good results to start the season in a good way.

“I couldn’t be more pleased, my aim this year was to get on the podium and see off the last year of the UK Clio Cup with a bang, I feel I already achieved what I wanted in the first round so from here on it can only get better.

“I had a mega start in race two which put me alongside Max (Coates) this meant I was on the wet line but I was no way backing off because one lift can drop you 3 places in Clio’s so you just have to go with it.

“After the turn 1 slide I was determined to get back through the field as quickly as possible, a couple of safety car re starts later I managed to be quick in setting upon the opposition picking them off, two other drivers had a coming together also which helped.”

With the season underway and Brett having achieved his aims already for the season, is targeting the top step next.

He said: “Winning is always the aim, I would love to get an outright win and I strongly believe it’s possible but I won’t put the pressure of non-achievement on myself, I have learned that I race better when I’m relaxed so this year I’ll take every race as it comes.”

We spoke to Brett about the grid for the final season of the Renault Clio Cup and whether it was a little bit disappointing for only having 11 cars on the grid.

He added: “It’s a massive disappointment, I believe that Renault should of announced the departure mid-way through this season, but the advantage with Clio’s is no matter what the numbers they always put on a show as everyone got to see last weekend.”

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