The Bristol Two Litre Cup returns for 2022! The championship is designed to allow most normally aspirated cars of up to two litres to compete. All cars will run in a road-legal condition with road-legal tyres. However, unlike the usual classes, you won’t be put up against Touring Cars because you’ve removed the back seats or racing a Radical SR8 because you’ve put a 2 litre engine in a Corsa. The technical regulations are as follows:
- Vehicles must comply with Section S of the Motorsport UK Yearbook, fitting into one of the following categories:
- S11 (Standard Cars)
- S12 (Road Cars)
- S13 (Modified Cars)
- S14 (Sports Libre)
- Vehicles complying with S14 must also comply with S13.4.
- All vehicles must be based on a Series Production chassis as defined in S12.1.1.
- All vehicles must have a steel chassis that must not be a spaceframe.
- All vehicles must have a valid MOT.
- Tyres must be from list 1A or 1B.
- All vehicles must have a normally aspirated engine of below 2000cc originally fitted to a Series Production Vehicle.
- Aerodynamic devices are specifically permitted in the context of J5.2.7.
This means that your car can compete provided it fits into any one of the four categories. Close competition will come from limited power (2000cc normally aspirated) and limited grip (road tyres).
Graphs of the current standings will be published on social media. Please keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked In.
The Bristol Two Litre Cup is an 8 round championship; two sprints at Castle Combe Circuit, one sprint at Llandow Circuit near Cardiff, one sprint at Clay Pigeon Raceway near Yeovil and two hillclimbs at both Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton and Manor Farm Hillclimb in Charmouth. The majority of these events will be live streamed so you can watch from home if you can’t make it to the event. Dropped scores allow competitors to count only their best events in case they cannot attend all rounds.
- 20th March, Clay Pigeon Sprint, Clay Pigeon Raceway near Yeovil
- 23rd April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 24th April, Wiscombe Park Hillclimb near Seaton
- 25th June, Llandow Sprint, Llandow Circuit near Cardiff
- 23rd July, Dick Mayo Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
- 24th September, Manor Farm Hillclimb, Charmouth
- 25th September, Manor Farm Hillclimb, Charmouth
- 8th October, Great Western Sprint, Castle Combe Circuit
The 2021 season was the first full season of the championship after Covid shortened the 2020 season. After 8 rounds at 4 venues and 44 contenders, it was a close battle at the top.
A double-header at Wiscombe Park Hillclimb started the season and Dan Friel took a double-win to kick off his season well. Michael Bartlett and Pekka Tulokas were on his heels. Dan missed Llandow, where Matt Parr took a strong win from Pekka and Michael, leaving Michael and Pekka in a strong 1-2.
Round 4 was at Castle Combe Circuit and was live streamed. Jon Lannon joined the series with a dominant win in his Citroen Saxo from Peter Taylor and Matt Parr. Michael still led the championship by a whisker from Pekka and Aaron Sharp.
Rounds 5 and 6 were back at Wiscombe Park after the cancellation of Manor Farm. Dan resumed his Wiscombe dominance on Saturday but was absent on the Sunday with Pekka taking the win by the slimmest of margins from Oliver Jenkins. Pekka now led the championship from Michael and Aaron, but with only 5 rounds to count and both Dan and Oliver having completed only 4, this would change.
Round 7 was at Clay Pigeon Raceway and was a big battle between Oliver and Pekka with Pekka coming out on top with 0.01 points over Oliver and Nick Lear making his first podium appearance of the year. Pekka’s score of 99.67 after this round was enough for him to take the title with a round to spare.
The final round at Castle Combe Circuit was also the final round of the British Sprint Championship and was also live streamed. Jon Lannon returned to dominate once again, leading home his dad, Tony Lannon and Matt Parr. Dan Friel finished fourth, which was enough for him to jump into 2nd place in the championship, ahead of Michael Bartlett.
Wondering what you’d enter in 2022? Here’s a summary of some of the cars people have used or are preparing for 2022 (winners in bold):
- Citroen Saxo
- Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2
- Ford Fiesta ST150
- Honda Civic Type R
- Mazda MX5 (Mk1, Mk2 & Mk3)
- MG ZR170
- Peugeot 106 GTi
- Peugeot 306 Rallye
- Renault Clio 172/182
- Renault Clio 197/200
- Toyota MR2 Roadster