LoTRDC celebrate their fifth season of racing from this weekend but there’s little time to relax as this is very much the dawn of a new era.  Here are five good reasons why:

1. New Lotus Cup UK Championship

Lotus Cup UK fulfills the ambitions of drivers that have worked their way up the Elise Trophy grid and now want to move on to the next level.  Suddenly race wins are not enough and we’ll crown our first champion in a little over six months’ time.  Not only that but the races last an hour with a pitstop, so the challenge is greater than ever.  It also means that the fastest cars in the Lotus range are back racing in the UK full-time.

2. Elise Trophy revitalised

With the new championship, new drivers have been able to get onto a previously heavily oversubscribed grid.  With a field as full as ever but with the biggest share of novice drivers since the series began, it’s anyone’s race.

3. Snetterton celebrates its new dawn with us

LoTRDC headline the inaugural meeting of the new Snetterton 300 circuit, which has received rave reviews and is sure to be a firm favourite with competitors and spectators alike.  With full grids of 38 cars for the three races, it’s the first of two visits this year, with a return at the Lotus Festival in June.  Before then, expect to see lots more new cars and drivers.

4. The paddock gets an upgrade

Thanks to support from Lotus Motorsport, drivers and teams will enjoy greater hospitality.  Fans will also benefit from a club to thank them for their support over the years.  The start will even see extra glamour with the Yokohama Grid Girls.

5. New TV package

Even if you don’t get to see all this at the circuit, don’t forget to look out for the new television programmes on Motors TV in partnership with Motul, featuring LoTRDC Lotus race action plus regular features from the World of Lotus in Motorsport.  Look out for a new presenter too!

Remember it all starts at Snetterton from Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March!

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