2009 Lotus Cup Gets New Format
“I am very much looking forward to the Lotus Cup Europe program this year, and to the brilliant racing this series promises. Lotus cars are perfect for a race series of this type, as the drivers have the ability to race at a rewarding pace and drive the car to and from the event as well," Mike Kimberley, Lotus CEO said in a release.
The cup is opened to all those who posses a valid European driver's license. Well, actually that's not all. Those interested must also get a National Race License issued it their respective country. The entry cost per race is in between £300 and £350.
Every race will be comprised of a 20 minutes practice session, followed by a 20 minute race. Some of the rounds will provide free practice runs, while the race itself can be held in a "reverse top ten" format.
"The opening round of Lotus Cup Europe in 2009 kicks off the new season in fine style at one of the world’s great motorsport events. However, it’s as the season goes on and as new drivers come in that we'll see the real enthusiasm across Europe for drivers wishing to race their Lotus cars,” Paul Golding, LoTRDC Director added.
All other additional information about this year's season, including paddock and track procedures are available at the official cup website.