MSVR were delighted to again welcome the Lotus Cup UK (LCUK) Speed Championship to the latest round of MSVR Club Car Championships, at Snetterton on the 11th and 12th June 2022, in a continued quest to support grassroots motorsport.
The LCUK Speed Championship aims to introduce more enthusiasts into the world of competitive motorsport and is suitable to those with road cars and no previous motorsport experience. Operating as a high-speed sprinting discipline, there are three separate championships in 2022: one for normally-aspirated Production cars, one for forced induction Production cars and one for faster SuperSport cars.
Each of the 2022 championship’s rounds has been selected for their suitability for all levels of experience and types of car, with a variety of venues around the UK. These will include Donington Park, Goodwood, Snetterton, Lydden Hill and Cadwell Park - race circuits where drivers will sometimes compete on the same bill as wheel to wheel race championships. There will also be a visit to the Lotus test track at Hethel as well as a return to the classic sprint circuits of Curborough & Debden.
Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship remains, by design, a fun and sociable environment where both newcomers and experienced racers can meet up and compete competitively in motorsport.
When asked about the Championship, MSVR Competitions Manager Joe East remarked:
“Not all competitors come straight into the sport at circuit race level, we see many competitors start their journey in other disciplines such as: scrambling, autotesting and sprinting, before making their way to us. It’s great to see Motorsport UK trying to encourage people into the sport at the moment through their grassroots initiatives, and that’s why we are proud to incorporate several of the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship rounds into our events this year.”
Paul Golding (Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship Co-ordinator) added:
“Over the last ten years the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship has enabled Lotus enthusiasts to take part in high quality motorsport events across the UK. Competing at some of the best venues, and alongside full race days, these are rare opportunities for speed competitors that wouldn’t be able to happen without the support of MSVR. Whether they’re opening up on-track opportunities for the Championship, or providing help and support behind the scenes, MSVRs positive attitude to grassroots motorsport has played a key role in helping to build the high profile and significance of the series.
Over twenty years ago a group of Lotus owners took their first steps into motorsport via sprinting, and since then hundreds of Lotus enthusiast have got involved, not just in sprinting, but also in racing cars the UK, Europe and internationally, marshalling, scrutineering and many other roles within motorsport. Our relationship with MSVR has played a key role in creating opportunities, progression and pleasure for the whole Lotus community.”