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By karlbowdrey, Jan 13 2018 08:30AM

Racesuit manufacturer HRX have partnered the 2018 Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup as our preferred suit supplier.

All suits are manufactured by HRX in Turin and comply with the MSA and FIA regulations. They have a wide range of options for suits starting at an entry level suit up to an extreme lightweight suit which has been designed for Endurance Racing and is currently being used by United Autosport, JOTA and Arden.

Stewart Lines, Championship Manager, says “We’re really pleased to announce the partnership with HRX for the 2018 season. We have a suit currently on display at Autosport so anyone who is looking for a new suit for the 2018 season can see the quality first hand ”

HRX have previously supplied suits in all level of Motorsport and were the proud suit suppliers to current Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Winner Ash Sutton for the 2017 season.

All HRX suits are fully customisable and they also supply underwear, boots and gloves.

The UK contact for buying suits is Wayne Jackson and his comments on the partnership were “HRX understand the needs of the driver and that quality can’t be compromised, that’s why the suits popularity is growing so rapidly. We are all passionate about Motorsport here at HRX so its great to be a preferred suit supplier to the championship”

By karlbowdrey, Jan 10 2018 09:34AM

We are pleased to confirm that Karl Bowdrey is returning as Championship Press Office for the 2018 season.

After 12 months away from the series Karl is returning to take on the roll of Championship Press Officer once again for the 2018 season.

Karl Bowdrey, Championship Press Officer said “I’m really looking forward and excited to being back involved with the championship once again. The championship has really moved on over the last year and I’m very excited to be a part of it once again. I have kept in touch with Stewart (Lines) during the last year and when the call came it took no second thought.”

Karl will be joined throughout 2018 by, Bryony Parker, who will take control of the Championship Social Media and online presence. Bryony has a background of working with large Social Media accounts and online knowledge to further help enhance the championships online image.

Contact details for the 2018 Media team:

Karl Bowdrey

Championship Press Officer

+44 (0) 7749 759012

Bryony Parker

Digital Coordinator

By karlbowdrey, Jan 10 2018 09:32AM

The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup will be showcasing the 2018 championship on stand 6450 alongside Swan Flight who fielded 2 Audi TT’s during the 2017 season with Father and Son duo Simon and Owen Walton.

Championship Manager, Stewart Lines, will be on hand for all 4 days of the show along with a host of championship personel to answer any questions about the series for 2018.

Stewart Lines, Championship Manager said “Autosport is always a great way to start the year, it gives us the opportunity to present the championship calendar to new and existing competitors as well as being able to discuss future opportunities with potential sponsors.

The 2018 championship calendar has already been announced with 8 weekends featuring 16 rounds joining the highly anticipated TCR UK and existing British GT Championships over the season. An international trip to Spa Francorchamps and a return to Deutschfest, the German festival at Brands Hatch.

Come and visit us over the weekend of 11th – 14th January, NEC, Birmingham.

By unknown, Oct 27 2017 11:50AM

The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup is proud to announce its 2018 season plans seeing the series incorporate a second class, allowing lower spec and older Volkswagen group cars onto the grid for 2018. The championship will remain on the infamous British GT package but will also branch off to support the new and exciting TCR UK series on an extended 8 meeting calendar.

The series opens at the home of British Motorsport as the championship returns to Silverstone on the national configuration of the circuit, paired with the TCR UK series and their inaugural meeting. The series then heads to Corby to join with the British GT championship on the challenging banked turns, before continuing with the GT’s to Snetterton for round five and six of the championship.

Brands Hatch is next on the calendar as the series heads to Kent before taking a trip overseas with the return of the famous Spa Francorchamps rounds accompanying the British GT once more. The championship is set to then recouple with TCR UK as it heads to Oulton Park and Croft before the season concludes at Donington Park back with the GT’s.

For 2018 the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup for the first time will incorporate a second class onto its grid in the form of a field of lower spec Volkswagen group cars, running a control tread tyre, similar to class B cars in the series’ sister championship, the VAG Trophy, which is set to merge with the Volkswagen Cup in 2018. This class will have a separate points system and will be grid separate to the main field, bringing some diverse cars and close racing to the package.

The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup is also set to boast a brand new prize for 2018, that being a dedicated test in a Seat Cupra TCR car courtesy of Maximum Motorsport, allowing young talent an opportunity to sample TCR machinery as they assess their plans to progress their Motorsport careers.

“I’m very pleased with our 2018 calendar and look forward to supporting the TCR UK series in its inaugural season, incorporating the class B cars onto the VW grid will place that field on a very high profile package which they wouldn’t have access to elsewhere. I think we’ve created a fantastic package for 2018 and I’m excited to see the young talent that will grace the field fighting for the TCR test prize” commented Stewart Lines, series director.

By unknown, Oct 18 2017 02:56PM

Kent based outfit Team Hard Racing have recently announced a return of their renowned Volkswagen Racing Cup Scholarship for 2018. Following a largely successful season within the series seeing the team clinch the 2017 title with Bobby Thompson at the helm, Tony Gilham is once again opening his doors to young aspiring talent looking to kick start their racing careers.

Budding competitors have the chance of winning a fully funded drive for the 2018 race season in the VW Racing Cup, on a full arrive and drive basis to include championship entry, race entry fees, 10 test days throughout the season, all test and race fuel, fully qualified staff and support, race car hire, full tyre allocation and VIP race weekend hospitality for you and up to 3 guests.

This Scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 16 with a senior race licence (no upper age limit) or anyone without a race license that holds a full UK driving license to try and find the next racing champion.

Tony Gilham of Team HARD, said: “I’m very proud to launch our 2018 competition. The previous Scholarship went very well and we found some amazing talent and so signed several drivers off the back of it. Having worked my way up from the MR2 championship through the VW Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and into the BTCC, I understand how difficult it is to get a start in Motorsport. So, to be able to offer someone this opportunity is an absolute pleasure for us. I will be one of the judges in the final and I cannot wait to help give someone their break in Motorsport. We have learnt from the last time we ran the scholarship and this time round we will make sure it is bigger and better for everyone involved.”

Series director Stewart Lines commented: "The Team Hard scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for young talent to showcase their skills and get out on the track with the potential of following their dreams of being a racing driver. I look forward to seeing the fortune individual who will be joining us on the grid next year"

The top 3 drivers will all win a prize:

1st place will receive a fully funded season in the 2018 VW Cup Championship, their national B race licence (if required) and a full 12-month management programme.

2nd place will be given the opportunity to obtain their national B race licence (if required) and a full test day in a VW Cup car.

3rd place will be given the opportunity to obtain their national B race licence (if required) and take part on a Team HARD track day.

The competition will consist of a full day for each entrant at the Croft race circuit between February 19th and February 23rd. There will be on track driving assessments at the wheel of one of our VW Cup cars with professional instructors as well as a fitness/reaction test and a media exercise. The top 10 drivers from the competition over the week will be invited back for the final shootout on a suitable date for all finalists.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the scholarship make sure to get in contact with Team Hard by calling; 01634 712221.

Please note there are limited spaces available (on a first come first served basis) and the days will be scheduled to suit each individual from the available dates mentioned above.