Lotuses will light up the Kent night this weekend as the Go
Green Motorsport Lotus 6 Hour brings another season to a triumphant
Big grids have been a feature of 2013 for Lotus' Cup UK and
Elise Trophy and this weekend is no different. The 1.2-mile Brands
Hatch Indy circuit will play host to squads of two and three
drivers in Elises, Exiges, 2-Elevens and even a 340R from both the
Cup UK and Elise Trophy.
Simon Deacon is set to race for the first time as 2013
SuperSport champion, sharing with Phil Capstick and 2012 Clio Cup
champion and BTCC racer Jack Goff in an Exige Cup. Andy Napier too
will be in the field for the first time since wrapping up the
Production championship in the Snetterton night two weeks ago
paired with Andrew Wright in a Series 1 Elise.
Last season's victors Rob and David Fenn return to defend
their crown, joined this year by 2004 British GT champion Adam
Wilcox. The Go Green Motorsport squad's Motorsport Elise has been
in fine fettle all year so the race sponsors will expect to be in
Jason Baker and Adam Gore are forming a potentially formidable
partnership, and Steve Train, Tom Chatterway and Marcus Jewell will
be tough to be beat in the 2-Eleven they're sharing. Team Lotus'
Martin Donnelly is also expected to be on the grid. The gruelling
endurance race into darkness will put man and machine to test, sure
to combine for a superb spectacle.
Before Norfolk's finest machinery is put the test, the MSVT
Trackday Trophy season concludes with one final 45-minute
mini-enduro. As ever, there's barely a gridslot to spare and plenty
of previous race winners are going head to head.
John Dickson and Rindy Frost have won twice this year sharing a
Honda Prelude including the first race of the season at Snetterton.
They followed that up with another victory less than a month later
at Oulton Park. Simon Hogg and George Wright are always in the mix
in their 944S2, while Mark Penny is in for a busy weekend racing in
the first of his five races across the weekend.
The class battles will fierce, and the racing is always
The track action starts at 9am on Saturday with 30 minutes of
MSVT Trackday Trophy qualifying. The Lotus 6 Hour takes proceedings
into the night, starting at 12.25pm. Click
here to view the timetable.
Tickets are £13 on the gate with free admission for
children 12 years and under.