Peter Auto – organiser of the Le Mans Classic and Spa Classic – has revealed plans to launch a brand-new historic race series catering exclusively for early Porsche 911s.
The 2.0L Cup will be reserved for 2-litre short chassis Porsche 911s in accordance with FIA pre-66 regulations, and will make its race debut at the Spa Classic (18-20 May) 2018, with further races at the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (8-10 June) and the Dix Milles Tours (31 August-2 September).
Created in association with Porsche racing specialist Lee Maxted-Page and fellow Brit James Turner, director of the 2L Racing Group, the new grid could attract as many as 40 cars and a handful of the marque’s former drivers. Organisers expect to expand the series in 2019 with the addition of a British fixture.
The new series builds on Peter Auto’s Euro F2 Classic, which was launched this year, and Group C Racing, which joined the roster in 2016.
“We decided to create The 2.0L Cup after some of our entrants told us that they would like to race their pre-1966 2litre Porsches in a series exclusively for them,” said Patrick Peter, founder of Peter Auto. “Ultimately, our aim is to organise a round of The 2.0L Cup in England.”
James Turner said: “I’ve known Patrick Peter for many years 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.
“Working with Lee Maxted-Page, we have put together the largest ever database of early SWB Porsche 911s eligible to race in this new 2-litre series. Key teams Historika and Tuthill Porsche have also input into a practical and tight set of technical regulations.