MSVR press release: for immediate release: Wednesday 7 December
Superb 2012 F3 Cup calendar unveiled
18 races at premier circuits including Brands Hatch GP and Spa-Francorchamps
The 2012 F3 Cup championship calendar has been announced today (Wednesday) and will feature 18 races at six of the UK’s premier circuits, including Brands Hatch GP, plus a double header at Spa Francorchamps.
After recently receiving outline approval for championship status from the MSA, the F3 Cup will commence with a double header race meeting on Easter Monday at Oulton Park alongside British GT, an event that has traditionally attracted a huge spectator audience.
The season continues at Donington Park, Silverstone National and then on to the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit, home of the Belgian Grand Prix.
Another highlight of the season will be an F3 Cup championship race on the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit in August, where competitors from the Austrian F3 Cup will be invited to join in one of the largest gathering of F3 machines in 2012. This will support the Lotus Festival, one of the biggest events on the 2012 Brands Hatch calendar. The championship will conclude at the 2.99-mile Snetterton 300 circuit where the first F3 Cup champion is likely to be crowned.
MotorSport Vision Racing will be making further announcements shortly with regard to enhanced prize offerings for 2012, the final regulations package and television coverage.
MSVR Race Operations Manager David Scott said: “The 2012 season looks set to be a great year for F3 Cup with an exciting new calendar. The championship will visit some fabulous circuits including Brands Hatch Grand Prix where we look forward to welcoming competitors from the Austrian F3 Cup, and the legendary Spa-Francorchamps. We are confident the championship will expand and flourish next year and everybody at MSVR looks forward to welcoming both existing and new competitors for 2012. We very much appreciate the feedback and support we have received so far.”
F3 Cup 2012 Provisional Calendar
9 April – Oulton Park International (Alongside British GT)
28/29 April – Donington Park
12/13 May – Silverstone National
16/17 June – Spa Francorchamps
30 June/1 July – Snetterton 300
18/19 August – Brands Hatch GP (Lotus Festival)
8 September – Anglesey
September/October – (TBC)
27/28 October – Snetterton 300
Drivers and teams interested in joining the 2012 F3 Cup should contact championship co-ordinator Simon Davey on 07770 368648, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all the latest news and further announcements visit www.f3cup.co.uk.