Following in the tracks of its Euro F2 Classic, introduced in 2017, and the takeover of Group C Racing in 2016, Peter Auto is continuing to enlarge and develop its offerings in historic racing by introducing the 2.0L Cup in 2018.
This single-make grid will be reserved for two-liter, short-chassis early Porsche 911s prepared in accordance with FIA pre-’66 regulations. The 2.0L Cup will be part of three Peter Auto meetings in 2018: the Spa Classic (May 18-20); the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (June 8-10); and the Dix Mille Tours (August 31-September 2). At these events, 2.0L Cup drivers will have a 30-minute free practice session, 30-minutes of qualifying and a 1 hour and 30 minute race.
The 2.0L Cup has been created in association with Britons Lee Maxted-Page (Porsche Classic & Racing specialist) and James Turner (Director of the 2L Racing Group). It is expected to attract approximately 40 cars, with the expectation that well-known former Porsche drivers may turn up behind the wheel for some of the races. Following the two rounds held next year in France and the one in Belgium, the organizers are targeting an event in Great Britain for 2019. Entry forms for the new series, as well as the technical and sporting regulations, will be available in mid-December by visiting www.peterauto.peter.fr
“I’ve known Patrick Peter for many years,” said James Turner, “and have always admired the high quality, fun and competitive spirit of his events. The Porsche 911 is rightly regarded as one of the world’s greatest sports cars and, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Porsche in 2018, we are delighted to launch this exciting new one-make historic race series in association with Peter Auto in 2018.”
Peter Auto founder Patrick Peter said: “We decided to create The 2.0L Cup after some of our entrants told us that they would like to race their pre-1966 two-liter Porches in a series exclusively reserved for them. Lee Maxted-Page and James Turner have also been involved in the birth of this project, and have given us precious support in the development of this new series by ensuring the participation of British entrants. Ultimately, our aim is to organize of a round of The 2.0L Cup in England.”