Protyre Formula Renault ‘Autumn Cup’ announced
Grovewood Sport and the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) have revealed plans for a four round Protyre Formula Renault Championship ‘Autumn Cup' which will take place at Rockingham International Super Sports Car Circuit over the weekend 16th/17th November.
After another outstanding year for the one-make single-seater series, which crowned its main season champion – Chris Middlehurst – during the penultimate race meeting of the campaign last month at the Northamptonshire track, organisers are confident of a well-supported Autumn Cup.
One qualifying session and two races will be contested each day of the event and registrations for the championship are now open, with a closing date of Wednesday, 13th November. As well as the cars currently running in Protyre Formula Renault, pre-2006 Tatuus FR 2.0 chassis with the required engine restrictor in place will also be eligible to compete in a standalone class.
“We’re very happy to confirm a four round Autumn Cup, running the entire event across just one weekend makes it much more cost-effective for the teams and drivers and we’re hopeful of seeing a healthy line-up”, said championship promoter Simon North.
“We’re offering a lot of track time, which is so important for drivers who may be considering racing in Protyre Formula Renault next year. The schedule we’ve created, with one qualifying session each day, seems to be very popular with the teams.”
Protyre Formula Renault, which has evolved into one of the most important single-seater categories in Britain in recent seasons, has enjoyed consistently strong grids in 2013 with up to 20 drivers at any one event and no fewer than 11 nationalities from across the globe.
Along with headline sponsor Protyre, Formula Renault is additionally supported by Michelin, The Lubricant Consultancy, Petronas Syntium and NGK Spark Plugs.