After an exhilarating final weekend showdown in the Sports Prototype Cup North America, it's now time for the European championship to deliver its season-ending spectacle. The Sports Prototype Cup roadshow has landed at Le Mans, where the true spirit of this legendary circuit will be celebrated with a longer 2-hour race followed by two sprint races. Similar to the USA, the European title will only be determined in the last weekend of the year.
Richard Morris narrowly leads the driver rankings following a late surge from Portuguese driver Joaquim Penteado.
With an expected grid of 30 prototype cars, Revolution is well-represented with four cars, driven by both professional and series stalwarts:
Morris / De Laet : 500SC : Revolution Factory : #500
Penteado / Salvador : 500SC : Revolution Factory : #777
Booth : 500SC : Revolution Factory : #563
Dierkes / Tramnitz : 427 : DD Racing : #76
This weekend, Revolution welcomes two professional drivers making their debut: Red Bull junior driver Tim Tramnitz from Germany and Portugal's Pedro Salvador. These talented newcomers are set to challenge the series regulars throughout the weekend.
The drivers are promised plenty of seat time this weekend, with Sunday looking an epic day of action!:-
10:00 free practice one (25 mins)
14:30 free practice two (45 mins)
11:30 qualifying (20mins)
10:00 Enduro : race 1 (120 mins)
14:00 sprint : race 2
16:30 sprint : race 3
Le Mans Bugatti
The Le Mans event will take place on the Bugatti circuit, known for hosting world championships such as MotoGP.
The Bugatti Circuit, also known as the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans - Bugatti, is a motorsport race track located in Le Mans, France. It is situated next to the more famous Circuit de la Sarthe, which hosts the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The Bugatti Circuit is a permanent race track that is part of the larger Circuit de la Sarthe complex, and it is primarily used for a variety of racing events, including car and motorcycle races.
Here are some key details about the Bugatti Circuit:
Layout: The Bugatti Circuit has a length of approximately 4.185 kilometers (2.597 miles) and features a variety of corners and straights. It is a relatively short and tight track compared to the Circuit de la Sarthe. The layout includes a combination of slow and fast corners, making it a challenging track for drivers.
History: The Bugatti Circuit was named after the famous French automobile manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, whose company was based in the nearby town of Molsheim. The circuit was opened in 1966 and has been hosting various motorsport events since then.
Events: The Bugatti Circuit hosts a range of motorsport events throughout the year, including various national and international racing championships. Notable events held at the circuit include the 24 Hours of Le Mans Moto, a motorcycle endurance race, the Sports Prototype Cup and the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller, a roller skating race.
Accessibility: The Bugatti Circuit is conveniently located within the Circuit de la Sarthe complex, making it easily accessible for fans and competitors during events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It shares infrastructure and facilities with the larger circuit, including the main grandstands and pit areas.
Le Mans 24 Hours: While the Bugatti Circuit is a separate track, it is often associated with the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. During this event, the Bugatti Circuit is used as part of the circuit for the support races and for the pre-race activities. The main part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race takes place on the longer Circuit de la Sarthe, which incorporates public roads in addition to the dedicated racing track.
Overall, the Bugatti Circuit is a significant motorsport venue that plays a role in the broader racing culture and history of Le Mans. It continues to host a variety of racing events, attracting enthusiasts and professionals alike to this iconic racing destination in France.
The Sports Prototype Cup
The Sports Prototype Cup multi-class format for the world's most extreme prototype cars creates a ‘Race within the Race’ concept meaning that each model of car benefits from equal promotion, rather than having a class hierarchy and offering prototype racers the opportunity to race at current F1 and LMP circuits. No rival championship can offer that mix of premium circuits.
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