Lotus Exige V6 Cup [Click image to expand]
The Lotus on Track Racing Drivers Club pre-season test day and awards dinner at Brands Hatch on Saturday 2 March gave competitors a chance to get ready for the opening races at Snetterton on 6-7 April and celebrate last year’s achievements.
The day gave drivers a chance to acclimatise to the new Avon Tyres and despite wintery temperatures initial feedback was extremely positive. The event on the Indy circuit was well attended, and included an appearance from the new Exige V6 Cup that will be eligible for Lotus Cup UK and Europe this season. Martin Donnelly took the wheel, before compering the UK awards dinner alongside LoTRDC’s Richard Short later in the evening.
Once the dinner and awards were over Donnelly was joined by old friend Perry McCarthy and the pair entertained the diners with racing stories, followed by a Q&A session.
2012 UK award winners:
Lotus Cup UK Production Champion Rob Boston
Lotus Cup UK Production Championship runner up Stuart Plotnek
Lotus Cup UK SuperSport Champion Steve Train
Lotus Cup UK Class Champions: 211 Steve Train, Exige Glenn Sherwood, Open Rob Fenn, V6 Steve Williams
Elise Trophy driver of the Season Craig Denman
Elise Trophy driver of the season runner up Rob Boston
Lotus 6 Hour winners David Fenn, Rob Fenn & Michael Lyons
LoTRDC Rookie of the Season Clive Willis
LoTRDC Team of the season Track Group
Elise Trophy best presented car Paul Baker
Lotus Cup UK Supersport best presented car Adrian Hall / Maidstone Sports Cars
Lotus Cup UK Production best presented car Rob Boston
Outstanding achievement award for completing all their championship races in 2012 Steve Train, Rob Boston, Doug Setters, Stuart Plotnek, Andrew Wright
LoTRDC Outstanding Achievement awards Tom Chatterway, Doug Setters and David Harvey
- LoTRCD Press Release