SPA DATE ADDED TO VW CUP SCHEDULE
Twin races at the exciting Belgian Grand Prix circuit of Spa-Francorchamps have been added to the Volkswagen Racing Cup calendar for the forthcoming season, it was confirmed last week.
The championship has been invited to make its first visit to Spa by Volkswagen Belgium, sponsor of the annual 25-hour Fun Cup race which will headline the 6/7 July event. The addition of the two Belgian races completes the provisional calendar for the 2012 Volkswagen Racing Cup, which will comprise 14 races spread over seven meetings.
Championship manager Sam Roach of Volkswagen Racing UK says the Spa races will be popular: “The Volkswagen Racing Cup competitors thoroughly enjoyed their first overseas visits in 2010 and ’11, to Zandvoort, and I know that they will be blown away by the opportunity to compete at the best circuit in the world at what will be a large and popular event. It’s great news and a real honour for the championship to have been invited.”
The championship’s six other meetings offer the cream of UK race dates – a supporting slot alongside the German touring cars at Brands Hatch in May as well as British F3 and GT dates at Oulton Park, Rockingham, Snetterton, Donington and on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
A new championship information brochure can be downloaded now from the series website www.vw-cup.co.uk