There’s a packed racing programme with 7 championship – all with huge grids.
Headlining will be Lotus Cup Europe – the FIA accredited championship featuring the cream of Europes Lotus racers
Support will come from the Lotus on Track Elise Trophy which has been present at all Lotus Festivals. Lotus Cup UK will also be present with a 1hr race. There will also be a chance to see the Production BMW Championship that was started by Lotus Enthusiasts for Lotus owners to start out racing. GT Cup will bring a huge grid of GT race cars from Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and Aston Martin. A full support programme of races from single seaters to saloons is also confirmed.
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cup Europe, now in its tenth year, was set up as a direct response to customer and Lotus dealer interest in a fun but professionally run motor sport series in Europe. During that time it has attracted many competitors from all over the continent. Races are at Europe’s finest circuits and include a standing and a rolling start sprint race. Entries are split into four classes, which are also eligible for most other Lotus Cup series around the globe.
Lotus Cup UK
The Lotus Cup UK championship started in 2011 and with an average of 40 starters amongst the 8 rounds and new enquiries from entrants coming in on a weekly basis, the series was split into Production and SuperSport championships for its second season. Production caters for normally-aspirated Elises and Exiges, whilst SuperSport is for the Exige Cup, 2-Eleven, Open and V6 classes, the latter incorporating the Evora and new Exige V6. The races will once again follow a mini-endurance format, with most races an hour in duration, complete with a mandatory pitstop allowing refuelling and driver changes.
Lotus on Track Elise Trophy
The Lotus on Track Elise Trophy was the first series to be launched in conjunction with MotorSport Vision Racing, and its inaugural race took place at Brands Hatch in 2007. The Elise Trophy was awarded championship status at the end of the 2013 season. The Elise Trophy provides a safe, friendly and financially viable series for those wishing to progress from track days into racing.
The GT Cup Championship provides great GT racing, with a sprint race format for amateur drivers, and the addition of a pit-stop race for the last couple of seasons. Organised into four Groups split by power to weight ratio the GT Cup Championship is open to a wide variety of fabulous GT cars. From well known continental supercar marques such as Porsche and Ferrari to great British icons from Aston Martin, Ginetta, TVR, Lotus and Morgan to the American muscle of Corvette, volume manufacturers such as BMW to innovative newcomers like KTM. Whatever your favourite, they can all be found here.
Toyo Tires Production BMW Championship
PBMWC is a one-make championship based on the popular and iconic BMW E30 3-Series. PBMWC is specifically designed to provide close, friendly and affordable racing for drivers of all abilities. During race weekends PBMWC is joined by the Toyo Tires Racing Saloons enabling drivers to have additional races in their own class. The Championship was originally started by Lotus Enthusiasts for Lotus owners to start out racing, and some of the organisers went on to create the Lotus on Track Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK.
Since 1959, the Monoposto Racing Club has been providing cost-effective single seater racing, and now, over 50 years later, the club is now the largest single seater club in the UK, regularly putting out capacity grids, with a friendly atmosphere in the paddock, and healthy, yet respectful, competitive racing.
Monoposto offers most recent single seaters the opportunity to race, with six different classes.
Toyo Tires Racing Saloons
TTRS aims to provide low cost, competitive club racing for pre-1994 saloon cars. With full grids, a friendly community of drivers and close racing at some of the UK’s best circuits, Toyo Tires Racing Saloons provides a great experience for anybody considering UK circuit racing.
Toyo Tires Racing Saloons grids are always busy. With a high number of entrants and a simple system of reserves, the series typically fills grids to capacity.