Volkswagen Racing Cup celebrates its 20th anniversary year with rejuvenated package
The Volkswagen Racing Cup – one of the most popular and established single-make race championships in the UK – is set for an exciting 20th anniversary season, with organisers providing competitors with a package that represents greater value-for-money, with more track time, an extended prize fund and a higher profile.
Next year signals the start of a new era for the Volkswagen Racing Cup, with a change of organising club seeing the championship appear at many of the UK Time Attack Championship events, four of which are supported by well attended car shows. An action-packed season will comprise a total of 14 races at six different venues, with the four one-day rounds featuring two races (1×20 mins & 1×25 mins) and the two two-day events featuring three (2×20 mins & 1×25 mins). All meetings will include a Free Practice session and one qualifying session.
Other features for 2021 will be reduced entry fees, live streaming, TV coverage, increased spectator attendance, greater promotional opportunities and the prize of a test in a Brabham GTO for the top three drivers at the end of the season. Organisers are working on plans to extend the prize fund before the start of the season in April.
Having provided extremely close racing over the past two decades, the proven technical regulations will follow those of previous seasons with a carefully controlled balance of performance based on a constantly monitored power-to-weight ratio. The only significant change for teams will be introduction of controlled Goodyear tyres.
“With the changes and benefits we have lined-up for next year, we are more excited than ever to announce our plans for the Volkswagen Racing Cup“, explains Championship Manager Stewart Lines.
“Our new tie-up with Time Attack gives us the opportunity to boost the profile of the championship and provide competitors with even better value for money. We hope this rejuvenated package will see our regular competitors return, as well as encourage new and previously entered drivers and teams to join us for what promises to be a season not to be missed!”
As it did in 2020, competitors in 2021 the Volkswagen Racing Cup will line-up on the Touring Car Trophy grid, a feature that further raises the profile, increases the level of competition, adds to the spectacle and underpins the longevity of the championship.
Organisers have confirmed that entries are now open. Click here to enter for 2021.