Introducing the Renault Megane Trophy V6! The race version of the Renault Megane R.S street vehicle featuring the same front and rear light units and windscreen as the road car. The Renault Eurocup Mégane Trophy was a one-make racing series created and managed by Renault Sport. It was Renault’s premier saloon car championship and formed part of the World Series by Renault program and raced at Europe’s most prestigious venues including Nurburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Magny-Cours & Hungaroring. The series was aimed at upcoming youngsters coming up through the ranks of single-seater formulae as well as gentleman drivers.
Not only do we welcome the Renault Megane Trophy V6 to the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival for the first time, but we also welcome with it Cameron McConville, who will be taking to the wheel and sending the beauty flying down the straight all weekend! Cameron McConville is a decorated V8 Supercar driver and we feel privileged to welcome him to Geelong and to our 1/4 Mile Sprint.
In 2010 the car was used at the launch of the Renault Sport Megane 250 at Broadford Raceway. Journalists, Renault Head Office and dealer staff were given hot laps in the Trophy V6 driven by Jim Richards. The car was prepared and run by Renault Sport staff from France then ran at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012.
In 2013 Walkinshaw and Renault Sport France conducted a shakedown of the car at Calder Park with Cameron McConville behind the wheel. The car was then used for demonstration laps at the Australian Grand Prix where the car was driven by David Coulthard. Earlier this year Renault Australia and Walkinshaw ran a shakedown of the car at Winton Motor Raceway where is was driven by Cameron McConville. The car will be used by Renault Australia as part of their Renault Technician and Apprentice incentive program known as the 2016 Megane Trophy Challenge.
Here at Geelong revival Motoring Festival, we are over the moon that the Renault Megane Trophy V6 will be racing in our invited category as part of the 2016 Megane Trophy Challenge. So make sure you get down to the track and keep an eye out for this beautiful piece of machinery, hitting the 1/4 mile on the both Saturday and Sunday!