The Bristol Two Litre Cup returns for 2021! The championship is designed to allow most normally aspirated cars of up to two litres to compete. All cars will run in a road-legal condition with road-legal tyres. However, unlike the usual classes, you won’t be put up against Touring Cars because you’ve removed the back seats or racing a Radical SR8 because you’ve put a 2 litre engine in a Corsa. The technical regulations are as follows:
- Vehicles must comply with Section S of the Motorsport UK Yearbook, fitting into one of the following categories:
- S11 (Standard Cars)
- S12 (Road Cars)
- S13 (Modified Cars)
- S14 (Sports Libre)
- Vehicles complying with S14 must also comply with S13.4.
- All vehicles must be based on a Series Production chassis as defined in S12.1.1.
- All vehicles must have a steel chassis that must not be a spaceframe.
- All vehicles must have a valid MOT.
- Tyres must be from list 1A or 1B.
- All vehicles must have a normally aspirated engine of below 2000cc originally fitted to a Series Production Vehicle.
- Aerodynamic devices are specifically permitted in the context of J5.2.7.
This means that your car can compete provided it fits into any one of the four categories. Close competition will come from limited power (2000cc normally aspirated) and limited grip (road tyres).
The Bristol Two Litre Cup is a 9 round championship; two sprints at Castle Combe Circuit, one sprint at Llandow Circuit near Cardiff, two sprints at Pembrey and two hillclimbs at both Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton and Manor Farm Hillclimb in Charmouth. The majority of these events will be live streamed so you can watch from home if you can’t make it to the event.
- 20th March, Great Western Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
- 24th April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 25th April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 8th May, Llandow Sprint, Llandow Circuit near Cardiff
- 17th July, Dick Mayo Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
- 14th August, Pembrey Sprint, Pembrey Circuit, Wales
- 15th August, Pembrey Sprint, Pembrey Circuit, Wales
- 25th September, Manor Farm Hillclimb, Charmouth
- 26th September, Manor Farm Hillclimb, Charmouth
27 drivers scored points in the 2020 Bristol Two Litre Cup, but with the championship shortened to just 5 events and only 4 to count, many drivers didn’t manage a full season. Despite this, the season was hard fought and several drivers battled it out for overall honours, mostly behind the wheel of MX5s. David Newman became the inaugural champion, snatching 3 wins and a close second place to drop only 0.04 points all season.
Wondering what you’d enter in 2021? Here’s a summary of some of the cars people have used or are preparing for 2021:
- Citroen Xsara VTS
- Ford Anglia
- Ford Escort Mk1, Mk2 & Mk5
- Ford Fiesta ST150
- Honda Civic Type R
- Mazda MX5 (Mk1, Mk2 & Mk3)
- MG ZR170
- Peugeot 106 GTi
- Peugeot 306 Rallye
- Renault Clio 172/182
- Renault Clio 197/200
- Toyota MR2 Roadster
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