The 2020 Sports Prototype Cup’s Revolution Trophy calendar is out, and it includes a round at Spa-Francorchamps supporting the FIA World Endurance Championship. Next year will see the first full season for the Revolution A-One prototype after three trial races in 2019.
The opportunity for Revolution drivers to race at Spa-Francorchamps is thanks to the Sports Prototype Cup’s close collaboration with Britcar, which runs the Dunlop Endurance Championship. The Revolution cars will be entered in a ‘guest class’ and share the Belgian Grand Prix circuit Britcar’s regular entrants for two 50-minute races. The event runs from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th April, with qualifying on Thursday, and the two races on Friday and Saturday.
The Spa-Francorchamps races will be part of a 13-race calendar for Revolution drivers, which also includes five other venues including the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit and a second trip abroad to Portimao in Portugal. At those circuits, the Revolution prototypes will race within the Sports Prototype Cup alongside the BARC Radical SR3 Trophy.
Revolution has a five-year agreement with the Sports Prototype Cup to have a dedicated class and ultimately build a stand-alone championship for the innovative car.
“The Revolution fits neatly between a Radical SR3 and an LMP3 car in terms of performance,” said James Bailey, Sports Prototype Cup promoter. “A stunning car deserves a great racing calendar, and we are proud to have this opportunity to race at Spa-Francorchamps on the same weekend as the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“Since starting the Sports Prototype Cup, we have benefited from the kind support and guidance of Claire Hedley and her Britcar team. We are proud to join their guest class for this one-off event as well as having our own stand-alone races on the same day as many of their Dunlop Endurance Championship’s premium UK race events.”
DONINGTON Saturday 11th April Double-header
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Friday/Saturday 23rd/24th April Double-header
SILVERSTONE GRAND PRIX Saturday 23rd May Double-header
SNETTERTON 300 Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th June Triple-header
LATE SUMMER ROUND – Double-header Location to be announced
PORTIMAO* – Saturday/Sunday, October 17/18 Double-header *Subject to contract