NEWS RELEASE 9 JANUARY 2015
In 2015 the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup will feature more races, and longer events, than ever seen in its 15-season history. Although the championship will retain its popular seven-meeting format – all rounds will support the prestigious British GT Championship – there will be a total of 16 scoring rounds.
The first two meetings of the season, at Oulton Park and Rockingham, will each feature three 20-minute races, with two races at each subsequent event. The races at the Belgian Grand Prix circuit of Spa are increased to 25 minutes, with the Snetterton rounds extended to 30 minutes apiece.
The sting will be in the tail: the 16th and final race of the year, at Donington in September, will be double the usual length – a 40-minute enduro which will test reliability – and fuel consumption – to the limit.
“Competitors asked for more track time, but they didn’t want an additional race meeting with all that that would entail in terms of expense and time away from home,” said championship manager Matt Walker. “So we have added a couple of extra races and lengthened those at some of the more interesting circuits, and we hope that it will further enhance the attractiveness of the championship to competitors seeking value for money.”
4-6 Apr Oulton Park 3x20min races
2/3 May Rockingham 3x20min races
30/31 May Silverstone 2x20min races
10/11 Jul Spa-Francorchamps 2x25min races
1/2 Aug Brands Hatch 2x20min races
22/23 Aug Snetterton 2x30min races
12/13 Sep Donington Park 20min & 40min races