VW Cup organisers confident of upturn in entries for next round
Volkwagen Racing Cup organisers are expecting a grid boost in time for the second round of the championship after just 15 cars turned out at Rockingham last weekend.
The VW Cup’s races at the Corby venue last term attracted 29 cars, with other rounds boasting capacity grids at many venues.
The organisation of the championship was taken over by the Maximum Motorsport Group – headed up by British Touring Car Championship driver Stewart Lines – earlier this year. The group also runs the sister VAG Trophy series.
Lines said the dip in entries coincided with parity issues in the class last season, and said he expected cars to return to the grid soon.
“This number was expected after last year’s issues,” Lines said. “Last year had power discrepancies and I don’t think they were dealt with as well as they could be. That concerned drivers and teams, but we’ll act on any issues and we’ve shown we’ve got the balance right.
“We saw these problems with the VAG Trophy in the past, and we recovered to have 33 on the grid at Donington a few weeks ago. We’re confident we’ll move forward after we’ve had to start from scratch. We’re expecting over 20 for Oulton Park [on May 28-30].”
VW Cup attracted just half the entries it had last season