GT CUP TO RUN LMP3 CARS DURING EVENTS
The GT Cup Championship will run high-speed demonstrations of LMP3 cars at each of its final rounds as it builds up to the launch of its new Prototype Cup contest.
United Autosports will run its LMP3 Ligiers during the lunch break at the next round at Oulton Park on July 23, as well as the following races at Donington Park and Silverstone. The new Ave-riley machine is also expected to feature, with British squad Murphy Prototypes running it.
The first round of the Prototype Cup, which is designed to be a British LMP3 series, will be held at Snetterton 300 on October 8/9. That series is the latest venture from Bute Motorsport, which also organises the GT Cup series.
“We want to show people what’s coming and getting the cars out on the track is the best way to do that as a preview,” said GT Cup organiser Phil Boland. “LMP3 cars are so impressive, but they’re also accessible and we want to show drivers and teams that they will be running in Britain in the very near future.
“We’ve had great interest in the Prototype Cup so far from British teams and teams competing in the European Le Mans Series as the dates won’t clash. It allows drivers and teams to add extra races in fantastic cars into their schedules at low cost. Having the support of brands such as Onroak Automotive [Ligier’s parent company] and Ave-riley is a great boost.”