Lotus Cup Europe is firmly established as one of the continent’s strongest single-marque championships. The FIA International Series attracts competitors from across the continent and supports some of the biggest events in the European motorsport calendar.
Entries are split into three classes:
- V6 Cup – for the Exige V6 Cup and Evora GT4
- 2-Eleven/Open – for the four-cylinder supercharged open-top 2-Eleven, or four-cylinder Exige Cup cars and other Elise & Exiges that are not eligible for the other categories.
- Production – for normally-aspirated Elises and the Elise Cup R
Championship points are scored according to class position, this means that drivers from all three classes have an equal chance of competing for the overall title. Current champion Tamas Vizin won from the V6 Cup ranks last year, however titles have previously been claimed from the 2-Eleven and Production classes.
The 2021 Championship opens its season for the eighth year running at the fantastic Hockenheim Historic. After Hockenheim the majestic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium is next. It’s then onto Italy and Monza for the first of three consecutive events with the hugely popular DTM championship, Zolder and Nurburgring rounding out the DTM support. The penultimate rounds will take place in France alongside spectacular truck racing, with huge crowds at Le Mans for the famous 24 Heures Camions before the season closes at Le Castellet for the Grand Prix de Camions.
Each event has a minimum of two free practice sessions, followed by qualifying and at least two races, with both standing and rolling starts employed.
Highlights of all rounds will be broadcast on Amazon Prime in the UK, USA & France, among other countries as part of an hour-long TV programme.