Jack Byrne to compete in Clio championship

March 22, 2024
Jack Byrne to compete in Clio championship Jack Byrne
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Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Jack Byrne will take on his biggest challenge to date as the Wexford native has signed a deal with GPA Racing to tackle the 2024 Renault Clio Cup Europe Championship.


Byrne enjoyed a very successful season competing in MINI CHALLENGE UK in 2023 claiming multiple wins with Graves Motorsport on his way to finishing 3rd overall and claiming the Graduate championship. 

However, bigger success was to come, as in December he was announced as the 2023 Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year in association with Sport Ireland. The award, consisting of the prestigious Sexton Trophy and a €50,000 prize fund, has enabled Byrne to make the step up to European level and into the highly competitive Clio Cup Europe.

Clio Cup Europe will see the drivers battle it out for overall honours on nine of Europe's best circuits including Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and Paul Ricard. Utilising the factory built Generation 5 Clio Cup car, the championship has attracted grids of up to 60 cars in previous years and ensures ultra competitive racing with tight technical regulations.

Jack says: “After driving front wheel drive cars for most of my career I am feeling really at home behind the wheel of the Clio. We have done a few days testing with GPA already and I am really impressed with their knowledge and professionalism and I am really looking forward to working closely with them this season.”

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