Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Lotus Cup Europe Announces Partnership with DTM for 2019
Lotus on Track Racing Drivers Club (LoTRDC), the organisers of Lotus Cup Europe has today (Friday) agreed terms with ITR, promoters of DTM, to partner the championship in 2019.
The agreement means that Lotus Cup Europe will be an official partner championship for the 2019 DTM season. DTM is Europe’s leading touring car series, featuring technologically-advanced cars from Audi and BMW, with Aston Martin set to join the field from 2019, plus several top-line drivers, which has traditionally included former Grand Prix racers. The German-based championship races at several venues across Europe, including the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
Lotus Cup Europe is the world’s leading championship for Lotus cars and receives full technical backing from Group Lotus. Grids average in excess of 30 cars with the field being split into several classes: V6 for Evora and Exige, 2-Eleven/Open and a Production class for Elises.
Under the agreement, Lotus Cup Europe will support the 2019 DTM calendar at the Assen, Brands Hatch and Nürburgring rounds. Assen represents a return to the Netherlands for the first time since 2014 for Lotus Cup Europe, with Brands Hatch taking place in Lotus’s homeland and Nürburgring at the heart of DTM country.
The 2019 Lotus Cup Europe calendar will also include visits to Germany’s Hockenheim for the circuit’s annual Hockenheim Historic event, plus trips to Paul Ricard and Le Mans in France, and Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps.