Lidsey looks back on successful season
Lidsey looks back on successful season

With the dust having settled on the final Renault Clip Cup U.K. season, Brett Lidsey has been looking back on an excellent season.

Lidsey had a successful season with victories and podium finishes which made it a successful season for the Dartford racer.

Speaking about the final season, Lidsey said: “I have to say the final season started badly with such a small grid after the news it was finishing but as the year went on more and more drivers joined and by the end we had more thann the previous year which made mega racing.

“It was an absolute honour to be a part of and I’m so glad that my name will go down in the history books.”

Lidsey took two victories and eight podium finishes on the way to a fourth place finish in the championship, something that Lidsey was pleased with.

He added: “It was a great season for me, on the road I actually won three races but only two will go down as a classification but never the less I had always dreamed of being a UK Clio cup winner but was sceptic of it ever happening, but to do it and on home soil it means so much to me, we had a great shot of the title and it’s great to achieve what we set out to do.

“I enjoyed the fight and I really pushed myself to be the best I possibly could be this year, it paid off and I believe if I wasn’t taken out by another driver third place would have certainly been ours.”

With so many positives from the season we asked Brett what his highlight from the 2019 season was.

He said: “My highlight has to be winning in horrible conditions at my home circuit on my favourite layout GP, but that said I do love to have a proper race long scrap with another driver, you learn so much when you have to second guess the opposition and make instant decisions.”

Lidsey got to stand on the top step of the podium in race one of his home race at Brands Hatch in front of friends and family, something he loved.

He added: “Again this was the season finish I needed, it’s been a tough year away from the circuit so to dedicate this achievement to my family means everything, and I couldn’t not stop smiling afterwards.”

With the season now done and dusted we asked Brett what his plans are for the 2020 season and whether he is looking for a new challenge.

He said: “I have already made a decision to depart from the TOCA package, the plan for 2020 is to join the VLN grid at the Nürburgring, I’m looking to find my rear wheel drive roots and race in a BMW M240 cup car, financially it just makes sense, the value for money is far greater with the exposure level equal if not better.”

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