DTM practice

02nd September 2011
Friday, 2nd September saw DTM (German Touring Cars), storm back into action at Brands Hatch in Kent for an action packed weekend of racing.

Brands Hatch


Featuring at the event alongside the main event, is the Racecar Euroseries which makes it debut at the Kent circuit, which are similar cars to the ones used in the NASCAR series in America. The format of the series includes 2 sprint races, and then an endurance race, with 2 drivers sharing the race distance per car, and one of these drivers must be a professional, and the other an amateur.

Racecar Euroseries Qualifying Racecar Euroseries Qualifying Racecar Euroseries Qualifying Racecar Euroseries Qualifying


Last year at the FIA F2 event at Brands, The Nippon Challenge featured - and for this weekend they have asked the organisers of the race - Red Dragon Racing , to bring their cars over to compete on the grid. The Nippon Challenge features all makes of Japanese sports and saloon cars and other Asian makes, with power ranging from 150bhp to 500 bhp, which gives people on varying budgets race.

Nippon Challenge Qualifying Nippon Challenge Qualifying Nippon Challenge Qualifying


Also, for the 2nd year in a row, the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup return to Brands. I personally love these cars, as although they aren't the most attractive, they feature the Bosch MS4 Push-to-pass in the engine, to give them a short burst of increased power of 30 PS to create additional overtaking opportunities and action throughout the race, which is similar to that of the KERS in F1 cars.

Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup Practice Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup Practice


Another new series to the DTM's at Brands Hatch, is the MSVR Lotus Cup UK which is organised by LoTRDC and MSVR. It features a 1hr race this weekend, but at other events it includes a mixture of 1hr races and shorter 20 and 30 minute double headers. This series is not part of the DTM calendar, but guest features at other races throughout the year. The series has 5 classes of Lotus race cars, from the Elise Trophy Production cars up to 2-Elevens.

MSVR Lotus Cup UK Practice MSVR Lotus Cup UK Practice MSVR Lotus Cup UK Practice


Links
DTM Practice Afternoon on Flickr
Red Dragon Racing
Lotus Cup UK
Brands Hatch
Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup
RaceCar Euroseries

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