Britcar: Dunlop Prototype Series for 2016
22nd January 2016
Following the amazing interest in both our Championships before and during the Autosport Show, we have decided to expand our ‘family’ a little. We have received a lot of interest from Prototype/CN race cars which we couldn’t really fit into the Dunlop Endurance Championship which is aimed at GT and Production Cars. As a result, and through consulting and listening to our competitors, we would like to announce the all new “Dunlop Prototype Series for 2016”.
Due to the time constraints, this will be a series this year but we will be working with the MSA to get full Championship status for 2017. The Dunlop Prototype Series 2016 will consist of 4 rounds as outlined below. The programme will be increased to at east 6 and possibly as many as 8 rounds in 2017, and will be on the full Britcar Package.
The provisional dates for this season are as follows:
1-3rd April: Silverstone GP – 1 hour race, entry fee £ 1200 plus VAT
(part of the Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone weekend)
16th July: Donington – 1 hour, £1200 plus VAT
3rd – 4th September: Snetterton – 1 hour, £1200 plus VAT
7-9th October: Spa – 2 hour, £1995 plus VAT
All events will include 20 minutes warm up and 30 minutes qualifying. We will have the same full VIP Hospitality as the Dunlop Production and Dunlop Endurance Championships, for 2 people per Car but additional hospitality tickets can be bought prior to the event. There is currently no TV coverage but please watch this space as this may change. The full TV package will return in 2017 to match the other Championships.
The regulations / classification is still being worked on and will be finalised shortly.
Here is a list of the some of the types of cars that will be eligible so you can get a flavour of the racing. This is not an exhaustive list so please contact us with your car details if it is not one of those listed below:
Radical RXC, RXC Spyder (/pictured/), SR3 & SR8
Cars built to the CN classification
License required: Possibly National A for the quickest Class and National B for all the rest, as per the Dunlop Endurance Championship. A National A will be required for the round at Spa.
The format of the races will be similar to the Dunlop Endurance Championship with a mandatory 90 second pit stop and success pit stop penalties. The pit stop allows for 2 drivers to share the Car with no disadvantage over a single driver. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us Chris Valentine on 01420 257194.
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