Thursday 3 September 2009


Phil Glew took a giant step towards the 2009 ELF Renault Clio Cup championship with a near flawless performance last weekend at Silverstone.

The 24-year-old claimed first and second place finishes in his WD-40 and 3-IN-ONE professional sponsored Clio to give him an almost unassailable championship lead.

Nearest rival Alex MacDowall took a third place in the first race but was forced to retire from the second race, thus handing Glew a 111 point advantage.

In race one Glew started on pole but settled for second place as he allowed Dave Newsham to pass and safely collect important championship points.

Glew started second in race two but a multi car pile-up led to the safety car leading the race for four laps.

After the safety car laps, Glew passed Tom Carnaby for the lead and finished a comfortable three seconds ahead of the field.

MacDowall’s retirement on lap five gave Glew that further boost as he looks to win the championship in the next round at Rockingham.

He’s now racked up an impressive eight wins and a further six podiums from 16 races, proof of his dominance in the championship.
Glew commented: “I’m obviously delighted with the weekend results and feel like I have one and a half hands on the trophy.

“I was consistent in my lap times all weekend, but know I need to continue pushing and hope to win the championship at Rockingham later in September.

“I’d like to thank the continued support of fans and the team, but particularly my sponsors WD-40 and 3-IN-ONE professional, without which this championship challenge wouldn’t be possible.”

Rounds 17 & 18 of the ELF Renault Clio Cup take place at Rockingham Circuit on 19th & 20th September.

Glew is offering one fan the chance to experience life inside his Clio track car. Just go to

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