Elise Trophy & Cup UK Racing in 2012

If you have been following us on Twitter you will already know that we ‘ve had a very successful race season!  Our Elise 111R was driven by Andrew Bentley during the Lotus Cup UK (LCUK) and Elise Trophy (ET) season and Steve Quick in the final Lotus 6 hour race at Brands Hatch.

Starting 2012 with a new race team, a relatively new car (we had a previous 2nd place at Spa on October 2011) and our first season in the Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK we achieved no less than 10 podium finishes and multiple 1st place wins including double’s  and triples at Donnington Park and Snetterton.  It was an entertaining season to say the least with evenings and weekends sacrificed to get car and team into shape.

We were blessed with two very communicative drivers, and a combination of excellent driver feedback, accurate car setup and our vast experience and knowledge of the Type 111 platform allowed us to very quickly see the drivers achieving their aims.  The team achieved a number of personal goals during the season including excellent performances under pressure when we were hit with an engine failure during the August Lotus Festival weekend at Brands Hatch GP.  A late night engine change was worth it however as the car was on the grid with Andrew Bentley at the helm who put in a fine performance starting at the back of the grid and bringing the car home in 2nd place.

The end of season endurance at Brands Hatch proved once again that we were able to deliver success for our driver – this time Steve Quick, the 2011 Lotus Cup UK Champion (so no pressure there then!).  With our Elise 111R running a completely revised suspension setup, numerous car adjustments and only a few weeks to test, Steve’s wealth of experience in endurance racing coupled with our ability to work closely with both car and driver brought Steve home in 1st Place in the Production Class.  It was an amazing end to a great first season.

Our 2012 Lotus Elise Trophy & Lotus Cup UK Results:

  • ET – 14th April – Silverstone GP – Bentley – Qual:  6th – Race 1:  8th
  • LCUK – 15th April – Silverstone GP – Bentley – Qual: 2nd – Race: 3rd
  • ET -28th July – Oulton Park – Bentley – Qual: 2nd – Race 1:  1st – Race 2: 1st
  • LCUK -28th July – Oulton Park – Bentley – Qual: 3rd – Race: 8th
  • ET – 18th & 19th August – Brands Hatch GP – Bentley – Qual: 2nd - Race 2: 2nd
  • ET – 6th October – Donington GP – Bentley – Qual: 2nd – Race 1:  1st – Race 2: 1st
  • ET – 28th October – Snetterton 300 – Bentley – Qual 1st – Race 1:  1st – Race 2: 1st
  • LCUK -28th October – Snetterton 300 – Bentley – Qual 1st – Race 1: 1st
  • ET – 10th November – Brands Hatch – Quick – Qual 4th – Race: 1st

So after such a great season, what comes next?

Considering racing in 2013?

Then you’ll need excellent race prep and support to achieve your goals…

If you are looking for car preparation or race support during the 2013 Elise Trophy or Lotus Cup UK series, we are currently inviting entrants to contact us with details of their season requirements so that we can plan for the season.  We aim to deliver highly commended vehicle preparation and setup, excellent value-for-money support combined with unrivalled enthusiasm and superb technical capability.  Our aim is simple:  To provide drivers with the best possible opportunity to achieve their racing goals.

We will be at the AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL SHOW between the 10th and 13th of January 2013 on the Pirelli Tyres and GT Cup stand.  If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, we would be happy to invite you to the Pirelli hospitality suite on the Pirelli Stand in the main hall.

Contact Greg to discuss your racing requirements for 2013

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