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Shorts, Elkmann and the EVO to make debut at Sports Prototype Cup 2024 opener at Zandvoort this weekend


The Sports Prototype Cup 2024 commences at Zandvoort this upcoming weekend from April 12th to 14th, featuring Revolution's complete model line-up, including the 427, 500SC, and 500 EVO, marking the highly anticipated racing debut of Revolution's latest addition, the 500 EVO.

 

Sponsored proudly by PitBox91, the Cup presents an overhauled structure and an extended race calendar tailored to a wide spectrum of prototype enthusiasts. The inaugural event at Zandvoort promises an enthralling weekend, hosting three races on the Formula 1 circuit. The event format accommodates both solo and two-driver entries, with ample track time of 110 minutes for practice/qualifying, followed by two 25-minute sprint races and a 40-minute mini-enduro.



This weekend sees the debut of Morgan and Marcus Short, fresh from their successful campaigns in a Mosler during the 2023 GT Cup, poised to leave their mark on the Sports Prototype Cup. Joining them for their Revolution debut is F3 expert Peter Elkmann from Germany.


The complete Revolution line-up for the event includes:


  • James Abbott : Revolution 500 EVO : #1

  • Morgan & Marcus Short : Revolution 500SC : #88

  • Markus Zunker & Peter Elkmann : Revolution 500SC : #89

  • Nino La Rosa : Revolution 500SC : #12

  • Nigel Redwood : Revolution 427 : #31


The track time allocation at Zandvoort is generous, with the following running schedule:


Friday, April 12th

  • 9:00 free practice 1 (50 mins)

  • 16:20 free practice 2 (40 mins)


Saturday, April 13th

  • 11:30 qualifying (20 mins)

  • 15:25 race 1 (40 mins)


Sunday, April 14th

  • 11:00 race 2 (25 mins)

  • 14:30 race 3 (25 mins)


During the weekend, all results and live timings can be found at the following website:

 


All about Circuit Zandvoort

Circuit Zandvoort, also known as Circuit Park Zandvoort, is a motorsport race track located near the coastal town of Zandvoort in the Netherlands.  


  • Location: Circuit Zandvoort is situated in the dunes northwest of Zandvoort, near the North Sea coast. It is approximately 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Amsterdam.

  • History: The circuit was inaugurated in 1948, making it one of the oldest tracks in Europe. Over the years, it has hosted various motorsport events, including Formula 1 races.

  • Layout: The track features a challenging layout with fast corners and elevation changes, set against the backdrop of scenic sand dunes. It has undergone several modifications and upgrades over the years to meet modern safety standards and enhance the racing experience.

  • Formula 1: Circuit Zandvoort has a rich history of hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix races. It first hosted the Dutch Grand Prix in 1952 and continued to do so intermittently until 1985. After a long hiatus, Formula 1 returned to Zandvoort in 2021, with the Dutch Grand Prix making a highly anticipated comeback to the calendar.

  • Facilities: The circuit offers modern facilities for spectators, teams, and drivers, including grandstands, hospitality suites, pit garages, and media centers. It is equipped to accommodate large crowds and provides amenities such as food and beverage outlets, souvenir shops, and parking areas.

  • Accessibility: Circuit Zandvoort is easily accessible by car and public transportation. It is well-connected to major cities in the Netherlands, with nearby airports and railway stations providing convenient access for visitors from both within the country and abroad.

 

Overall, Circuit Zandvoort is renowned for its historic significance, challenging layout, and picturesque setting, making it a popular destination for motorsport enthusiasts and drivers alike.


The Sports Prototype Cup

The Sports Prototype Cup features the crème de la crème of European circuits to ensure an unforgettable and challenging racing experience. The season offers a perfect blend of sprint and endurance races, ample track time, varied formats and options for solo and two-driver entries.



Key Highlights of the 2024 Sports Prototype Cup:


  • Iconic Tracks and International Collaborations:

Building on its successful collaboration model, the Cup has transcended its UK origins to become an international sensation. The 2024 calendar showcases the pinnacle of European circuits, offering participants the opportunity to race on world championship-level tracks alongside well-established local championships in other countries.


  • Dual Formats for Drivers, with a mixture of Sprint and Endurance races

Embracing versatility, the Cup will offer both two-driver and solo formats, allowing teams and individual drivers to choose their preferred style of competition. This flexibility is designed to cater to a broad range of participants and enhance the overall racing spectacle. In the upcoming season, competitors can expect an ideal mix of sprint and endurance races, ensuring generous track exposure and presenting diverse formats.


  • USA v Europe Challenge:

Strengthening ties across the Atlantic with the Revolution Cup North America, the Cup will feature an additional invitational USA v Europe Challenge at the legendary Watkins Glen circuit in New York state. European drivers will have the opportunity to join their North American counterparts in this unique non championship scoring showdown.


  • An International License is not necessary

An International Race License is not a prerequisite for participation. The events adhere to the local sporting regulations of the SPC partner championships in each country. The Cup welcomes both National and International license holders to join and compete in its thrilling races.


Interested in driving in the Sports Prototype Cup in 2024? Then click below and complete the enquiry form:-



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