Lotus News Article

Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship gets underway

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 08:30
The opening event of LoTRDC’s 2014 season took place on Sunday 16 March, with the first round of the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship at North Weald airfield in Essex.
Father-and-son pairing Martin and Stefan Donnelly competed in the their first event together at North Weald Many drivers took part in their first competitive motorsport event at round one of the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship The Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship competitors return for round two at Snetterton in three weeks’ time

Father-and-son pairing Martin and Stefan Donnelly competed in the their first event together at North Weald.

Many drivers took part in their first competitive motorsport event at round one of the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship

The Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship competitors return for round two at Snetterton in three weeks’ time

Xavier Brooke won the event, and also took the Production Class from Robert Clark, with former Team Lotus Formula 1 driver Martin Donnelly posting the third fastest time in class in his sprint debut. He was locked in a close duel with son Stefan, the pair driving a borrowed 111R whilst their S1 Elise is being made ready for round two at Snetterton in three weeks’ time.

In the SuperSport Class David Saunders took the honours from Nicholas Emery. Elises providing the majority of the entry in both classes, with Exiges, and a Europa in the field, as many of the competitors enjoyed their first taste of competitive motorsport.

The second round of the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship takes place at Snetterton, with many more cars entered as the championship joins with the Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK opening races. Discounted tickets for Sunday 6th are available here to Lotus enthusiasts for just £6.

(photos courtesy of Derek Partridge)