Hyundai Coupe Cup set to con­tinue with stand­alone con­tests

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The Hyundai Coupe Cup held its first stand­alone races at Rock­ing­ham ear­lier this month, af­ter switch­ing from the Track At­tack Race Club to the Bri­tish Au­to­mo­bile Rac­ing Club.

The se­ries at­tracted a record 15 cars for the open­ing round and that num­ber is set to rise.

Cham­pi­onship or­gan­iser Jon Win­ter said: “It was bril­liant, I couldn’t ask for much more. It cre­ated a real buzz just from hav­ing our own stand­alone races.

“It was our first race meet­ing af­ter join­ing BARC’S ros­ter. It’s a se­ries I’ve worked on for four or five years and mov­ing to BARC has made it what it should be – we fit in nicely with their ros­ter. They don’t re­ally have a bud­get se­ries and we are bar­gain base­ment, pulling new peo­ple into mo­tor­sport.

“It’s been a long, hard slog but now it’s in the right place and there should be more cars out later in the year.”

Ian Good­child won the first race at Rock­ing­ham, while Win­ter was vic­to­ri­ous in the sec­ond af­ter a last-lap move.

The next round is at Cad­well Park on May 14/15.

Coupe Cup had its own grid

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