BRSCC CITYCAR CUP GAINS CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS FOR 2021 SEASON


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Following a successful 2020 launch and initial three weekends of racing, the BRSCC is delighted to announce that the CityCar Cup, the latest addition to the club’s ever-expanding portfolio of formulae, has been granted championship status by Motorsport UK for the 2021 season and beyond. 

The CityCar Cup was conceived by the BRSCC formulae development team as a cost-effective entry point into circuit racing, utilising the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo as the basis for the series. All three cars feature the same underpinnings, engine and gearbox, which means that only the exterior body parts make the cars different from each other. Donor cars and spare parts are cheap and plentiful, resulting in the lowest costs for competitors to build and maintain their cars 

Working closely with technical partners SW Motorsports, the specification of the build kit is designed to ensure that donor cars are relatively easy to convert into race-ready machinesThe main features are a sturdy 6-point SW Motorsports roll cage, bespoke GAZ Shocks coil-over suspension15-inch ATS alloy wheels fitted with Nankang NS-2R tyres, a remapped ECU, a Powerflex suspension bush kit, and a sporty twin tailpipe exhaust, all of which combined turn them from ordinary road cars into awesome little race cars. 

The series made its debut at Cadwell Park in August as a separate class on the BRSCC Clubsport Trophy grid and did the same again at Silverstone in September. Just a couple of weeks ago at Croft, the CityCar Cup hit a landmark in its short lifespan by holding its first two standalone races as a test of the expected race weekend format for 2021. Now, thanks to approval from Motorsport UK, the application for championship status has been approved and next season will see the first-ever BRSCC CityCar Cup champion crowned.  

The 2021 season is expected to run across seven race weekends with sixteen races in total, each one being 20 minutes in length. With fourteen cars taking part at Croft and more than 30 build kits sold in total already, expect to see full CityCar Cup grids next season. The 2021 race meeting calendar will be unveiled in due course. 

BRSCC’s head of formulae development Greg Graham was thrilled at the news, stating “Whilst we couldn’t have chosen a tougher year to launch CityCar Cup, we were confident we had come up with an entry-level product that the market would find interesting. From day one, the response from the motorsport community has been amazingly positive, and to be approved for full Championship status before our first full race season shows that even at the top levels of UK motorsport, CityCar Cup has already created great credibility and support”. 

Championship coordinator Lyndsay Close also expressed her delight, adding “Ever since I was chosen as the coordinator for this new series, I have loved every second of it and it was a proud moment to see our drivers compete in their first standalone races at Croft. One of my ambitions was to ensure that CityCar Cup was given championship status, and achieving it so early in its lifetime proves that this will be a very popular and well-supported series in 2021. I can’t wait to welcome our new and returning drivers to the paddock for what’s set to be a memorable year, as well as to crown our very first champion. 

For more information on the BRSCC CityCar Cup and how to take part in the championship, head to the dedicated Formulae page on the BRSCC website at https://brscc.co.uk/formulae/brscc-citycar-cup/ and the SW Motorsport CityCar Cup website at https://citycarcup.co.uk . Championship coordinator Lyndsay Close can be contacted by e-mail at citycarcup@brscc.co.uk