Vice-Champion returns to Clio Grid

STEFAN Hodgetts will contest this weekend’s ELF Renault Clio Cup races for Total Control Racing, replacing Fulvio Mussi in car 27.

The 2007 Clio Cup Vice-Champion won the final round last season, one of five victories after taking four in succession when he joined the series in round two.

His wins included a rain-affected race at Oulton Park, where he hopes to shine once again, saying: “I only ever go out to win races, I’m not there just to take part.

“It will take a few laps to settle back into the Clio and get used to it but I’m usually quite quick at learning.

“I want to go out and as good a job as I can for the team and help the other guys along as well. You know you’re going to get a good car from TCR so it’s up to me to make the most of it.”

Since finishing second to Martin Byford last season, Hodgetts has not driven the Clio Cup race car until free practise at Oulton Park.

The 26-year-old’s race experience in 2008 has included races in the Spanish Endurance Cup, as well as a one-off outing in the BTCC-supporting Porsche Carrera Cup at Croft where he took a win and a second place.