Modell confirms 2014 championship bid
Renault UK Clio Cup race winner Devon Modell will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship-supporting category for a title bid this year after today signing for a second season with SV Racing.
Completing the front-running squad’s four car line-up, Maidstone 23-year-old Modell joins the already confirmed KX Akademy-backed trio Alex Morgan, Ant Whorton-Eales and Ash Hand.
Having purchased his own fourth generation turbo-powered Clio Cup race car, Modell is plotting a major push for the championship in only his second year of action since returning to racing from a four year sabbatical after karting, during which he studied for a degree at Lancaster University.
Ending his maiden season in the Renault UK Clio Cup in 12th position overall, with a best result of fourth place, the 2005 Stars of Tomorrow Rotax Mini Max Champion went on to claim his first race win at Rockingham during the end-of-year Autumn Cup last November.
With a desire to ultimately pursue a career in sportscar racing, Modell contested his first major endurance race in January, the Dubai 24 Hours, where he finished a highly creditable second in class with the Motorsport Services team.
I’m optimistic going into this season. I won a race in the Autumn Cup and before that we were getting nearer and nearer the front in the main championship as the season went on. Without a car failure at Brands, we would have had a podium there. – commented Modell.
As well as focused on mounting a concerted challenge for the 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup title, Modell is also targeting a potential campaign in the Eurocup Clio series if the required funds can be raised to dovetail both programmes.