The French small receives a specific kit for rally championships. The new Renault Twingo R1 compete in unusual one-make championships. The car will make its debut during the 63rd Rallye Sanremo.
The project was conceived and developed entirely by Renault Italy, along with STE – Team Sports Equipment – promoter Trophy Rally Renault, and the team Gima Autosport. Renault Twingo R1 is based on the TCe 900 engine by 90 horsepower and, according to the R1, shall enter into R1A class (for turbo engines up to 927 cm3 and sucked up to 1,400 cm3).
The Twingo R1 is a project 100% Italian, developed in collaboration with Team Sports Equipment, which takes advantage of the experience from the previous Twingo R2, used by some 250 pilots since 2010. Despite having been developed in a few months, the car is ready to debut, which will take place as a test race at the San Remo Rally, second round of the Italian Rally Championship 2016, with paddle-Gasparetti the Ferrari pair.
Renault’s proposal for rallies is consequently expanding a new trophy that is complementary to the existing ones, namely the Clio R3T Top in the Italian Rally Championship, the new Twingo R2 Trophy Land inserted in the Italian Championship Earth Challenge 2WD Clio R3T and Clio R3C in tricolor WRC, IRC R3C trophies Clio, Twingo R2 IRC and Run with Clio N3 the International Rally Cup. to these are also added trophies Zone Clio R3T / R3C and Twingo R2 and, finally, the “Lady Renault “, a special classification extrapolated from all rallies that rewards the pink crews.