2019 Scottish Citroen C1 Cup

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We announced our new 2019 series in August and interest is growing fast. Some cars have already been bought and several are being built. We think this is going to be a winner. 2019 will mark the inaugural season for the Scottish Citroen C1 Cup. Its format is sprint races at Knockhill, and there should be lots of action. These cars will also be eligible for the C1 Racing Club Endurance events next season. That’s 3,4 6, 12 and 24-hour races in these standard Citroens at circuits such as Silverstone and Spa.

The 2019 Scottish C1 Cup is backed by the Scottish Motor Trade Association, and aims to bring budget Motorsport back to Scotland. They may not be the fastest cars, but like all one make racing it will be close and competitive! This Cup will give our members the chance to not only buy a Citroen C1 car, and all the safety gear required to race, but also you should run a competitive car over a season for less than £6,500 in the first year (the cost for a second season should be under £2000). This includes building your car, your race entries, getting a race licence and everything else which is needed to go race, It doesn’t matter if you just passed your ARDs test, or consider yourself a seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome to take part.

The Scottish C1 Cup will consist of 6 race meetings throughout the year, and will run within our current SMRC programme. Each round will consist of 2 x 10 lap sprint races, with the main emphasis being on close clean and competitive racing. That’s 12 competitive races. Driving standards will be closely monitored, with the cup having its own licence system, that will keep drivers on the straight and narrow. This allows drivers with a small budget to still race in a competitive sprint format championship.

Technical Regulations for the Scottish C1 Cup are heavily based on the C1 Racing Club’s technical regulations.

If you want to read about C1 endurance racing, look out for a copy of the October issue of CAR magazine. They raced a C1 at Rockingham in a recent 24-hour event.

You can register for this new series and any other SMRC Championship, via the club website.