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Nationality
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French
Established 1899
Founders Louis Renault
Marcel Renault
Fernand Renault
Headquarters Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Noted drivers
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Johannes Meles
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Michael Sneath
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Mike Bell
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Daniel Hurlock
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1993
Races entered 81
Teams championships 1
Drivers championships 1
Race victories 14
Podiums 59
Points 1798
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 15
Last entry 1995 British Touring Car Championship Round 10

Renault is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Williams Renault Dealer Team. They have been associated with BTCC since 1993.

History[]

1993[]

In 1993, Renault made the decision to enter a team into the British Touring Car Championship. The team ran a pair of Renault 19s piloted by the experienced duo of Johannes Meles and Michael Sneath. The team made an impressive debut in the series as the finished 3rd in the championship, earning 17 podium finishes including 2 victories for Meles. Meles finished 3rd in the championship with Sneath finishing 4th.

1994[]

Renault retained the team of Meles and Sneath for 1994. The partnership had worked well in 1993 and Renault hoped the team could push on in their second season together. Renault would once again finish 3rd in the Team's Championship with the debut of the new Laguna. However in the drivers standings, Meles could only finish 6th and Sneath 8th.

1995[]

For 1995, both Meles and Sneath would vacate Renault to pursue new ventures with different teams. This left two spaces taken by Mazda refugee Daniel Hurlock and 2-time Independents Champion Mike Bell. This pairing proved to be a great success in just it's first season as Renault took the constructors Championship, and Hurlock the drivers crown, ending a 3 season streak by Lorenzo Turri.

1996[]

For 1996, both Hurlock and Bell were retained by Renault.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[]

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Points Position
1993 Renault Dealer Racing Renault 19
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Johannes Meles
3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 RET 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 6 10 4 632 3rd
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Michael Sneath
5 7 6 7 6 5 7 6 5 2 3 4 3 4 3 4 RET 4 6 4 5 3 3 4 7 5 4 5
1994 Renault Dealer Racing Renault Laguna
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Johannes Meles
9 3 5 3 3 4 C C C 3 RET 4 1 5 5 2 6 RET 6 4 3 3 3 415 3rd
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Michael Sneath
7 9 11 9 9 6 C C C 7 5 7 7 8 8 4 8 7 5 6 6 8 5 7
1995 Williams Renault Dealer Team Renault Laguna
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Daniel Hurlock
5 1 1 1 4 8 1 3 3 2 3 6 3 2 6 3 4 2 2 4 5 9 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 740 1st
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Mike Bell
3 4 3 3 1 3 2 2 4 DNS 9 1 2 6 4 4 5 1 4 1 7** 3 5 4
1996 Williams Renault Dealer Team Renault Laguna
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Daniel Hurlock
0 0th*
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Mike Bell