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CONTENTS CONTENTS Welcome Welcome

05 Welcome 05 Welcome

2019 Review 2020 Information 06-07 Lotus & Cup Europe 06-07 Lotus Cup Europe

2020 Review & 2021 Information 08-09 Championship Class Information 10-13 Season Review 08-09 2019 Championship Class Information 10-11 2020 Race Season Review 14 2019 Winners 2020 Championship Race Winners & Championship Table 1512 2019 Table 13-15 Champion & Class Winner Interviews

16-19 Champion & Class Winner Interviews 16-19 2021 Circuits

20-23 2020 Circuits

20-21 LoTRDC Timeline

22-37 Other

Team Directory

38 Championship & Event Sponsorship

24-25 LOTRDC Timeline

Other Team Directory 26-36 39 Championship & Event Sponsorship 40 Lotus Cup Europe - 2021 Calendar

40 Lotus Cup Europe - 2020 Calendar

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WELCOME This time last year we were looking forward to building on a hugely successful season with three events supporting DTM in addition to appearances alongside the Championnat de France Camions and on the bill for the Hockenheim Historic Jim Clark Revival. The 2020 season, of course, was heavily affected by the Covid pandemic, however, we were able to race at Nürburgring and Zolder, both DTM events. Held later in the year and with all drivers, teams and organisers requiring regular Covid tests, it is a testament to the hard work of all involved that we were able to operate a four-race season – thank you to everyone who made this possible, whether you were attending the events as a driver / team member or helping out behind the scenes. Congratulations must also go to our champions; firstly Tamas Vizin who joins compatriot Bence Balogh as a double Lotus Cup Europe Champion. A consistent front-runner in the V6 Cup class, he has emulated John Rasse by winning overall titles from both this and the Production class. Last season also rewarded two of our most loyal drivers; married racers Jean-Pierre and Nathalie Genoud-Prachex, who claimed class titles in Production and 2-Eleven/Open respectively. It was great to celebrate their successes. Having established operating protocols and with an end to the pandemic in sight, this year we’re ready to return to a full championship season, albeit starting a few weeks later than usual in order to minimise the risk of losing early-season rounds. It’s our best calendar yet, with six major events – supporting three DTM events, two Truck races and the Hockenheim Historic once again – plus a return to Spa-Francorchamps. We begin in Germany on 7-9 May, racing alongside historic race series at Hockenheim and representing Lotus at the annual event commemorating Jim Clark. From there we head across the border to Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps on 4-6 June, before the first of our DTM-supporting races – at the evocative and spectacular Monza circuit in Italy on 18-20 June. Our DTM-supporting trio continues at Belgium’s Zolder on 6-8 August, and concludes in its heartland at the Nürburgring on 20-22 August. From there we head to France for the final two events; Le Mans and the 24 Heures Camions event on 24-26 September, followed by Paul Ricard on 8-10 October. Of course, it would not be possible for any of us to compete without the hard work of our LoTRDC club volunteers and the marshals - many of whom have worked hard to ensure both 2020 and the forthcoming season are able to proceed - and we are hugely grateful for their contribution. We are always happy to help with any further queries you may have and we look forward to welcoming you to our events this season! Paul Golding Championship Coordinator

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Europe’s finest coming together Lotus Cup Europe is firmly established as one of the continent’s strongest single-marque championships. Originally set up by Lotus as a direct response to customer and dealer interest for a fun but professionally-run series, it has attracted competitors from across the continent. Lotus Cup Europe was granted FIA International Series status in 2013, similar to prestigious Championships such as DTM and GT World Series. To include as much of the Lotus range of sportscars as possible, entries are split into three classes: • V6 Cup - for the Exige V6 Cup and Evora GT4. • 2-Eleven/Open – for the four-cylinder supercharged open-top 2-Eleven, four-cylinder Exige Cup cars, the Elise Cup PB-R and other cars based on the Elise chassis that are not eligible for the other categories. • Production – for normally-aspirated Elises and the Elise Cup R. Championship points are scored according to class position. This means that drivers from all three classes have an equal chance of competing for the overall title. Current champion Tamas Vizin won from the V6 Cup ranks last year however, he’d previously won it from the Production class in 2016.

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Points highlights: 1st-25, 2nd-20, 3rd-17, 4th-15, then incrementally down one point for each finishing position score, 2 bonus points for fastest qualifier in class. 1 bonus point for fastest lap in class and 1 bonus point for leading a full lap. 14 highest scoring rounds count.

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Lotus Cup Europe receives technical support from Group Lotus and there is also a dedicated hospitality unit where competitors can go for help and advice throughout the weekend. Each event has a minimum of five 25-30 minute sessions with two free practice sessions, qualifying and at least two races, with both standing and rolling starts employed. For the 2021 season there will be three races at Le Mans and the season finale at Paul Ricard, just two of the classic circuits visited by Lotus Cup Europe, all of which have featured on present or past Formula 1 Grand Prix calendars. The 2021 championship will open at the Hockenheim Historic event in Germany, which is one of the venue’s biggest events of the season. From there the series will visit the majestic and challenging Spa-Francorchamps, supporting the Spa Euro Race. Next up is the historic Monza circuit in Italy, the first of three rounds supporting the prestigious and hugely popular DTM championship. Zolder then follows, again with DTM before we head right into DTM heartland, with huge crowds expected at the Nürburgring. The penultimate rounds will take place at Le Mans where once again Lotus Cup Europe will join forces with the 24 Heures Camions. In a change to the running order, which normally sees the champions crowned on the famous La Sarthe podium, in 2021 the season will conclude in southern France at Paul Ricard as part of the Grand Prix Camions du Castellet. Highlights of all rounds will be broadcast on Amazon Prime as part of an hour-long TV programme, they will also be loaded up to the Lotus Cup Europe Facebook channel. The championship also enjoys unrivalled support from the Lotus community, with many owners and enthusiasts attending events. This is backed up by social media activity, where well over 60,000 Facebook followers gave the Lotus Cup Europe page over 3 million views and a quarter of a million likes in our last pre-C19 season.

2021 Calendar 7-9 May

Hockenheim

Hockenheim Historic

4-6 June

Spa Francorchamps

Spa Euro Race

18-20 June

Monza

DTM

6-8 August

Zolder

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20-22 August

Nürburgring

DTM

24-26 September

Le Mans

24 Heures Camions (3 races)

8-10 October

Paul Ricard

Grand Prix Camions du Castellet (3 races)

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Classes Classes

V6 CUP The V6 Cup class is home to the most powerful cars in the Lotus range; these are motivated by the Toyota V6 engine. Max power 340bhp (Exige) & 360bhp (Evora), max power-to-weight (including driver) 285.7bhp/tonne.

Two models are eligible for this category: Evora GT4 – The race-prepared variant is normally-aspirated, but tuned by Cosworth and built to GT4 regulations. Exige V6 Cup – Unlike the Evora, the Exige has a supercharged Toyota V6, and is tuned for road and track performance. Both cars are equalised on power-to-weight to ensure parity on track.

2-ELEVEN / OPEN The 2-Eleven and Open classes stay combined for the 2020 season, with both equalised on power-to-weight. Several cars are eligible for this category: 2-Eleven – Powered by the four-cylinder, supercharged Toyota engine, the 2-Eleven is an uncompromising, track-focussed open top car. max power 250bhp, min weight (including driver) 815kg. 4-cylinder Exige – The previous generation of Exige Cup cars powered by the four-cylinder, supercharged Toyota. Whilst they are heavier than the 2-Eleven, these cars have a more aerodynamically-efficient shape. Elise Cup PB-R – Upgraded Elise S3. Sequential box & more power. Open class cars – max power 260bhp, max power-to-weight (including driver) 285.7bhp/tonne. 20 08 08

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PRODUCTION The Production class is primarily for Elises, and whilst these are around 100bhp down on the other two categories, the racing here is even closer and more frenetic, with several cars and drivers capable of winning races. Eligible cars, equalised for power-to-weight, include: Elise Cup R & Elise S3 - The latest track-focussed incarnation of the Elise is powered by a four-cylinder, supercharged Toyota engine, but Lotus Cup Europe regulations ensure that rival machinery is able to compete on even terms. Max power 195bhp with series-spec engine map, min weight (including driver) 975kg. Elise S2 – Both K-Series and Toyota-engined cars have competed in the Production class, with K-series cars allowed to carry a little less weight to make up for the power deficiency to the Toyota machines. K-series max power 161bhp, min weight 790kg. Toyota max power 180bhp, minimum weight (including driver) 885kg. Elise S1 – The lightest and oldest cars competing in Lotus Cup Europe, Series 1 Elises run the K-series engine and regularly compete for race victories in this class. Max power 161bhp, minimum weight (including driver) 790kg.

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Season Review

Lotus Cup Europe 2020

Tamas Vizin crowned champion as Lotus Cup Europe races on Tamas Vizin was crowned Lotus Cup Europe champion at Zolder as the 2020 season, necessarily shortened due to the Covid pandemic, drew to a close. The Hungarian’s Exige V6 was the class of the field, winning twice

becomes only the second driver to claim titles in more than one class, emulating John Rasse.

at the NĂźrburgring, then claiming a third successive victory at Zolder, but was denied a clean sweep in the final race by the Evora of local driver Peter

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The Production class title was won by championship stalwart Jean-Pierre Genoud-Prachex, who denied rival and erstwhile points leader Dave Carr title glory in the final race. In doing so, the Frenchman claimed second place in the overall standings, a closely-run battle with just four points separating Genoud-Prachex, Verlinde and Carr. With a brace of Production victories at

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Season Review Zolder, Genoud-Prachex also claimed the most class wins, the Briton and Sweden’s Cai Cederholm taking one apiece in Germany.

from restricted travel to regular testing and quarantining upon their return. Everyone coped admirably to ensure

The 2-Eleven/Open class title was taken by Nathalie Genoud-Prachex, who joined her husband on the champions’ podium and signed off her eighth Lotus Cup Europe season with her distinctive pink 2-Eleven in style.

The Covid pandemic presented a huge challenge for the championship organisers and drivers to overcome,

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Champs Tables

Championship Standings & Class Winners

OVERALL STANDINGS

NURBURGRING RACE 1 Overall

Tamas Vizin

V6 Cup

Tamas Vizin

2-Eleven\Open

Nathalie Genoud-Prachex

Production

Cai Cederholm NURBURGRING RACE 2

Overall

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V6 Cup

Tamas Vizin

2-Eleven\Open

Nathalie Genoud-Prachex

Production

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Tamas VIZIN Jean-Pierre GENOUD-PRACHEX Pieter VERLINDE Dave CARR Mick EDWARDS Nathalie GENOUD-PRACHEX Thierry VERHIEST Cai CEDERHOLM Sven PETTERSSON Daniel PALMA Jason MCINULTY Dariusz CEGIELSKI Robin NILSSON Toby GOODMAN Egon BURKUS Bailey EDWARDS David MCINULTY Nikolaj IPSEN Ian FENWICK Xavier GEORGES David HARVEY Eric LIBOR Christophe LISANDRE Paul PATTISON Matthias RADESTOCK Janos SANTA Ryan SAVAGE Mark YATES

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V6 Cup

Tamas Vizin

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Nathalie Genoud-Prachex

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Jean-Pierre Genoud-Prachex

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Peter Verlinde

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TAMAS VIZIN

LCE Champion - Overall & V6 After a season that nearly didn’t happen you stuck with it and made a huge effort with the team to compete. How special was it to win 3 of the 4 races and the championship in such difficult conditions? How was the travelling from Hungary with Covid restrictions? I’m very proud of the team of LCE, because everybody worked a lot for us and for the season. Thank you. With all the Covid restrictions it was very difficult to drive on LCE races. However, we just wanted to be there. Zolder must be a special circuit for you? You’ve clinched both your championships there and set a new outright lap record there in 2020. What do you like about Zolder? Yes, it’s interesting. I became a champion in Zolder, but I won it together with my team and partners in the preseason and during the season. You had your father with you at Zolder, while your wife was a regular in your previous championship season. It seems you thrive on the family support – how special was it to have dad with you? My family is very important for me. I was happy that my father could travel with me to Belgium. I learnt a lot from him, because he was two times rally champion in Hungary - first in the ‘80 with a “group B” car. My family encourages a lot and their love and support gives a lot of strength. We hope you’re going to try and defend your crown in 2021, competition will be harder than ever.. what are your plans for the upcoming season? Thank you. I’m preparing for the next season. Yes, the competition will be harder than ever. There are lot of fast driver in LCE, former champions and new challengers. Both cars and pilots faster in V6 group.

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NATHALIE GENOUD-PRACHEX LCE Champion - 2-Eleven / Open

We know how hard it was to stay positive and get on the grid in 2020. How would you look back on the season? First of all, I would like to thank the LoTRDC team who never gave up despite the terrible Covid 19 context across Europe. It was fantastic to have a racing season in the end so we were able to meet all our LCE friends and teams with whom we shared the same passion for racing our Lotus cars. Personally, I was very sad to see rounds cancelled one after each other as the months went on. Then, good news came with the rescheduling of Nurburgring and Zolder with DTM and we did it! Unfortunately, not all competitors had the opportunity to attend these 2 weekends for various different reasons, especially in my class 211O where I ended up being the only one on the grid....but among 18 other competitors. Anyway, racing is racing and V6 cars were a possible target. I tried to do my best and was battling with some of them in particular at Zolder, a track more favourable to 211 than Nurburgring, but a brake fading problem prevented me to finish in front of 3 of them in race 2 in Zolder. In conclusion, 2020 season was very different, but good fun, more than usual, as an escape from the difficult times. With just 2 dropped scores in your last 50+ races that’s an astounding record. What’s your secret?:) To race with my brain, not only with my adrenaline....... :-)))) ...and to have a reliable car well maintained by efficient mechanics. What went through your mind when parts of Nikolaj’s car were flying towards and over you at Zolder? First of all, Nikolaj’s accident was spectacular because very rapid and brutal. My first thought was about Nikolaj’s health... and then I saw his car’s engine cover flying over me... then I asked myself “should I brake more or accelerate?” trying to estimate the time for the part to drop down. I had re-accelerate and passed before the part smashed down just in front of the following V6 car. “Ouf!” I had the same kind of situation to deal with a few years ago during a tour called “Lotus in Périgord” in France when an old Elan lost also its engine cover just in front of our Elise S1....once again we went through without any damage! What’s your favourite circuit and why? Spa-Francorchamps; Mythic corners, ups and downs, long and difficult...... but so much fun to race! I am so eager to race there again in 2021, because we missed it in 2020 even for LOT track days. In 2021 we believe your husband will be back alongside you in his own 2 Eleven, is that something you look forward to or does it create added pressure? Don’t forget we had been in the same 211 class for 6.5 years (2012-mid 2018) before he switched to Production (end 2018- 2020), so it is not a new situation, but you could easily figure out that the discussion during the trip back to Paris after a racing weekend will be more lively than usual 14

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JEAN-PIERRE GENOUD-PRACHEX LCE Champion - Production

How did it feel to win the Production championship and come runner up overall in what was an extremely difficult season? Winning the class was a real achievement, the first time I succeed in 10 years of LCE. I had finished third in the 2-11 class in 2013 & 2014, and third last year, my first full season in Production. If winning the class was my season’s objective, finishing second overall was a real surprise, it was the cherry on top! With 3 different winners in 4 races Production was the most competitive class. How hard was it to come out on top? The season could have been easier! Sven, last year’s champion moved up to V6 while Mark the runner up couldn’t compete because of Covid. So I was expected to do well. However, things didn’t start as expected as I couldn’t setup the car up properly with no testing due again to Covid. Only at Zolder for the second meeting did we find the magical setup, and from there it was a matter of racing fast and finishing each race. Only a win would guarantee you the championship going into the last race. Did you feel pressure and if so how did you deal with it? The first meeting at Nürburgring was close to a disaster for me. I was not fast enough, although I started from the second spot of the grid in Production class and did the fastest lap in race 2. But I knew I could go much faster and on top of that, I was pushed out of track in race 2. After Nürburgring, came confirmation that the season would finish at Zolder, I did the maths and knew nothing short of 2 wins, pole and fastest laps at Zolder would be enough to take the crown. Not an easy situation we did not have to be better we had to be the best by a significant margin! Practice was shorter than usual at Zolder and I found a braking issue so came into the pit lane and had a ‘panic meeting’ with my mechanics to try and resolve it. We made a few changes, but then the session ended.. aghh! I started qually with what felt like a different car, much improved so we had solved the issues. I’m normally quite good at qualifying and in the end pole was achieved quite easily and by some distance. After that the car/driver just seemed unbeatable and I managed both fastest laps and to win both races - the quality of our analysis with the RCC team mechanics made all the difference! We know you’ve competed in both Production & 2 Eleven classes over the last 11 years, what are your plans for 2021? I plan to return in my 2-eleven in 2021. I have a very nice ex-Lotus Motorsport GT4 car, with SADEV sequential gearbox and dry sump. Its chassis comes from the “Circuit Car”, the very first 2-eleven ever made, so it’s a piece of history. Although I race the car back in 2017-18 and have owned it for 3 years I realised that I needed a significant rebuild to be reliable and competitive. I could not afford to do that quickly, so while it was being progressively rebuilt I went into Production class. My championship winning Elise Cup-R will now compete under German colors with it’s new owner. I will stay with the Race Cars Consulting team with the 2-eleven, they are arguably the Worlds experts on the 2-eleven – definitely when it comes to racing! Our aim will be to win the class and be competitive overall in the championship. You can count on us!

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Calendar

Calendar Calendar

MONZA HOCKENHEIM 18-20 June 7-9 May

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The Monza Eni Circuit, just northeast of Milan,Hockenheim in northern Located close to Mannheim and Frankfurt, Italy universally known the Temple of Prix Speed, is theiscurrent home of theasGerman Grand and and has becomes the DTM’s fourth-ever Italian venue. hosted the event many times since its introduction to the Formula One calendar in 1970. Future Lotus One of Champion the most historic circuits the world, having hostWorld Jochen Rindtinwon that event, but the ed Formula 1 in all-but-one its seasonsthe since annual Hockenheim Historicof celebrates life1950. and Located a natural it features long straights with legacy ofin Lotus iconpark, Jim Clark. hard braking chicanes and challenging corners, making Cup Europe has been theSeveral only modern race itLotus a favourite among racing drivers. Lotus drivers series in onthethe Hockenheim Historic billRonnie for several appear official hall of fame, including Peterseasons andAndretti has traditionally opened theand season. The son & Mario both in a Lotus JPS, Jim Clark. event also features racing from a variety of categories that has BOSS to GPMonza for 90s and 00s F1break. cars, Lotus Cupincluded Europe returns after a 14 year Historic F2, classic sports and touring cars and much more. The popular event is also renowned for classic car Location displays and Italy nostalgic entertainment. 1922 Opened Location Germany 3.600 miles / 5.793 km Length Opened 1932 2.842 miles / 4.574 km Length

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS PAUL RICARD 4-6 June 8-10 October

‘Majestic’ is often used to describe this legendry Paul Ricard returned to the F1 calendar in 2018, two undulating circuit, nestled in the Ardennes Forest close years after Lotus Cup Europe held its first event at the to the German border. Spa Francorchamps is a popular Mediterranean venue. Paul Ricard hosted the French venue for many race series, and it’s a near permanent Grand Prix on many occasions from 1971 to 1990. Lotus fixture on the Lotus Cup Europe calendar. drivers Ronnie Peterson and Mario Andretti won there, whilst future Cup to Europe Martin Donnelly From saloonLotus racers the driver Belgian Grand Prix made his GP all debut there 30 years competitors, acknowledge the ago. circuit as one of the World’s very finest, and the iconic Eau Rouge sequence The Grand Prix Camions du Castellet is a hugely is a challenge that is both enduring and thrilling. popular event at the venue, headlined by the Championnat de France Camions. truckRace, racinga Lotus Cup Europe returns to the French Spa Euro events are carnival of colour and noise, Although and the weekend thata was a regular on the calendar. venueCup is taken over devotees to very the freight cause, Lotus Europe hasby generally been lucky with the with a huge parade on bothit’s days. The result is weather at on-track Spa Francorchamps, known for its a big crowdconditions, for all threewhich of the only Lotusadds Cupto Europe races. changeable the challenge for the drivers. Location France Belgium Location Opened 1970 1981 Opened Length 3.617 4.352miles miles/ /5.821 7.004km km Length 16

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Lap Records: Lap Records: V6 Cup 2:37.794 V6 Cup 2:19.389 211/Open 2.40.956 211/Open 2:21.992 Production 2.48.729 Production 2:32.715

TBD Bence Balogh TBD Christophe Lisandre TBD Sven Pettersson

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John Rasse Bence Balogh Rob Fenn Chris Laroche Tamas Vizin Mark Yates

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MONZA

18-20 June

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The Monza Eni Circuit, just north east of Milan, in Northern Italy is universally known as the Temple of Speed, and becomes the DTM’s fourth ever Italian venue. One of the most historic circuits in the world, having hosted Formula 1 in all-but-one of its seasons since 1950. Located in a natural park, it features long straights with hard braking chicanes and challenging corners, making it a favourite among racing drivers. Several Lotus drivers appear in the official hall of fame, including Ronnie Peterson & Mario Andretti both in a Lotus JPS, and Jim Clark. Lotus Cup Europe returns to Monza after a 15 year break. Lap Records:

Location Italy Calendar Opened 1922 Length 3.600 miles / 5.793 km

ZOLDER SPA FRANCORCHAMPS 22-23 August 4-6 June

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Often considered ‘other’ circuit to the ‘Majestic’ is oftentheused to Belgian describe thisdue legendry fame and ubiquity of Spa Francorchamps, make no undulat-ing circuit, nestled in the Ardennes Forest close Zolder is a fast, thrilling and super is demanding tomistake: the German border. Spa-Francorchamps a popular track. for many race series, and it’s a near-permanent venue fixture on the Lotus Cup Europe calendar. Zolder hosted the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix ten From to 1984 the Belgian times saloon between racers 1973 and before F1Grand movedPrix to competitors, all acknowledge the has circuit as aone of the Spa Francorchamps. The circuit held round of world’s very finest, and the iconic Eau Rougesince sequence the European Truck Racing Championship 1989 isunder a challenge that Truck is bothGP enduring the Zolder banner.and thrilling.

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Belgium 1926 2. 5 miles / 4 km

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V6 Cup

1:35.933

Tamas Vizin

(2019)

211/Open

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Christophe Lisandre

(2017)

Jason McInulty

(2017)

Production 1:43.104

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Germany’s most famous race venue has made several appearances on the Lotus Cup Europe calendar, and is another that has associations with F1 success. Both Stirling Moss and Jim Clark won on the fearsome Nordschleife, however, since F1 returned to the venue in the mid-1980s it has raced on the newer, shorter configuration. The Nürburgring is also in the heart of DTM country, and German racing fans will be flocking to the Eifel region to see their heroes in action. The final event of three featuring Lotus Cup Europe, this is expected to be the biggest of the trio and one of the highlights of the season as the title race reaches a critical point. Location Opened Length

Germany 1984 3.199 miles / 5.148 km

Lap Records: 2:11.303

John Rasse

211/Open

2:12.804

Christophe Lisandre

(2017)

Sven Pettersson

(2017)

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Le Mans is normally our season-closer, not so this year due to a later finish but we still visit as part of the huge 24 Heures Camions event. Whilst better known for the famous round the clock sportscar race, the venue in north west France also hosted the French Grand Prix in 1967 on the Bugatti circuit. More than 57,000 fans attend the 24 Heures Camions event, which features both the Championnat de France Camions and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, in fact Lotus Cup Europe brings the only car racing to the event. Many spend the weekend at the circuit, and a spectacular Saturday evening programme includes action on the pit straight, fireworks and live music. Location Opened Length 18

France 1923 2.600 miles / 4.185 km

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Bence Balogh

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211/Open

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Mark Yates

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Historic F2, classic sports and touring cars and much more. The popular event is also renowned for classic car displays and nostalgic entertainment. Location Opened Length

Germany 1932 2.842 miles / 4.574 km

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Lap Records: V6 Cup

1:51.651

211/Open

1:52.900

Bence Balogh

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Sven Pettersson

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Calendar Christophe Lisandre (2017) Calendar

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Lotus Cup Europe’s has been at two Le Paul Ricard returnedseason-closer to the F1 calendar in held 2018, Mans many years, in recent has beenatpart years for after Lotus Cupand Europe held times its first event the of the huge 24venue. HeuresPaul Camions Whilst Mediterranean Ricardevent. hosted the better French known for the famous round-the-clock sportscar Grand Prix on many occasions from 1971 to 1990. race, Lotus the venue in north-west also Andretti hosted the French drivers Ronnie PetersonFrance and Mario won there, Grand Prix in Lotus 1967 on theEurope Bugatti driver circuit.Martin Donnelly whilst future Cup

made his GP debut there 30 years ago. More than 57,000 fans attend the 24 Heures Camions The Grand Camions duChampionnat Castellet isdea France hugely event, which Prix features both the popular and event venue, headlined by the Camions the at FIA the European Truck Racing ChampiChampionnat France Camions.atFrench truck and racing onship. Many de spend the weekend the circuit, a events are Saturday a carnivalevening of colour and noise, and acthe spectacular programme includes tion onisthe pit straight, live music. venue taken over byfireworks devoteesand to the freight Lotus cause, Cup is the only car racing ondays. the bill, theis with aEurope huge on-track parade on both Theand result 2019 be crowned on the famous podium! a big champions crowd for allwill three of the Lotus Cup Europe races. Location Location Opened Opened Length Length

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Lap LapRecords: Records: V6 V6Cup Cup

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(2018) (2019)

211/Open 211/Open 1:48.584 2:21.992

Chris ChrisLoroche Laroche

(2018) (2019)

Production Production 1:56.084 2:32.715

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LoTRDC Timeline Elise Trophy supports its first major European race meeting – DTM Oct 2007

Mar 2007

Jan 2011

Lotus Cup UK Production champion - Rob Boston awarded Autosport’s top club driver of the year

LoTRDC enter a team in a 24 hour race for the first time at Dubai 24H

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SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP

Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship launched for 2014

Dec 2012

Lotus Cup Europe granted FIA Championship status

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Group Lotus ask LoTRDC to take over organisation of Lotus Cup Europe

Sep 2013

Nov 2012 Nov 2011

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Oct 2008 Sep 2008

Elise Trophy supports the A1 GP in front of 50,000 spectators: Lotus F1 legend and double World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi shows his support with paddock visit

Elise Trophy heads abroad for the first time visiting Spa Francorchamps

Yuji Shinohara comes from Japan to compete in the 1000KM and his team proceed to win the ET race while Stratton Motor Company win overall in an Evora

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Jun 2007

Elise Trophy launches with full grid in front of thousands of Lotus fans at Brands Hatch

A pair of drives in the ET raise nearly £9000 in the Elise Garden Party charity auction

Awarded MSN “Most impressive new series of the year” & Autosport’s top 10 of the year

Thomas Dehaibe crowned as the first ever FIA International Lotus Cup Europe Champion

Oct 2014 Oct 2013

Jérémy Lourenço wins the Lotus Cup Europe Championship at Le Mans.

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2007 - 2021 Elise Trophy features on BBC1’s coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with 2 programmes to promote Go Motorsport

World Land Speed record holder – Wing Commander Andy Green OBE BA RAF races for the first time ever at the Lotus Festival

Oct 2009

Major James Cameron of the Second Royal Tank Regiment competes in the DTM round before leaving for duty in Afghanistan

Nov 2009

BBC1 F1 anchor Jake Humphrey races for the very first time and chooses the Elise Trophy

John Rasse wins Lotus Cup Europe crown at Le Mans

2015

Sep 2010

Lotus 1000KM brings a very special event back to Brands Hatch for the longest ever Lotus race – won by Fox Motorsport in just under 9 hours

John Rasse wins Lotus Cup Europe Championship for second time

Nov 2016

LoTRDC donate Elise to Mission Motorsport for season, including 1000KM Race of Remembrance.

Jan 2011

Lotus Festival supported by Lotus Racing F1 team

Oct/Nov 2015

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Lotus Cup UK was launched, headlining the opening race meeting at the all new Snetterton 300 circuit

Hungarian Tamas Vizin is Lotus Cup Europe Champion

Bence Balogh retains his V6 title for back to back championship victories Oct 2020

Sep 2018

Sep 2019

Oct 2017

Hungarian Bence Balogh is crowned Lotus Cup Europe champion 2018

Tamas Vizin takes his 2nd championship crown, 2016 from Production & in 2020 from V6.

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