The first race of the Renault UK Clio Cup’s visit to Donington Park took less than 30 seconds to turn into absolute mayhem.
The Renault Clio Cup series is known for its dramatic, door-banging racing but the opening race at Donington lasted one corner before being red flagged.
Leaders Paul Rivett, Lee Pattison and Shayne Deegan tangled on the exit of Turn 1 with three into one not working out.
Deegan’s car was spun across the track in the clash, which probably resulted in a clean pair of race overalls being needed afterwards.
A stationary Renault Clio race car sitting in the middle of the circuit naturally sparked chaos behind, with various drivers involved and Lucas Orrock’s machine being pitched into a scary roll in the drama.
With cars scattered across the circuit and run-off, the race was red flagged for it to be cleared before restarting. Mike Bushell escaped the mayhem of the first start to win.