The Bristol Two Litre Cup returns for 2023! 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 an 8 round championship; two sprints at Castle Combe Circuit, one sprint at Llandow Circuit near Cardiff, one sprint at Clay Pigeon Raceway and two hillclimbs at both Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton and Prescott Speed Hillclimb near Cheltenham. Several of these events will be live streamed so you can watch from home if you can’t make it to the event.
- 19th March, Clay Pigeon Raceway
- 22nd April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 23rd April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 10th June, Prescott Speed Hillclimb, near Cheltenham
- 11th June, Prescott Speed Hillclimb, near Cheltenham
- 24th June, Llandow Sprint, Llandow Circuit near Cardiff
- 22nd July, Dick Mayo Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
- 14th October, Great Western Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
35 drivers scored points in the 2022 Bristol Two Litre Cup across the 8 rounds. The season was hard fought and several drivers battled it out for overall honours, mostly behind the wheel of MX5s. David Newman regained the title, snatching an incredible 6 wins to drop no points all season with a perfect 100 points. Previous champion, Pekka Tulokas followed him into second place with MX5 Challenge winner, Aaron Sharp, just 3.65 points behind.
Wondering what you’d enter in 2023? Here’s a summary of some of the cars people have used or are preparing for 2023:
- 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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