The Legends Cars Elite Cup will again form part of the support package to the British Touring Car Championship in 2024 after organisers confirmed a top-draw calendar for what will be a momentous 30th Anniversary season.
Having starred alongside the UK’s premier motorsport series at three events this year, the 5/8 scale chargers will appear alongside the touring cars at three more race meetings next year for the sophomore season of the Elite Cup.
Kicking off its landmark season at the BTCC season-opener at Donington Park on April 27/28, the category will move on to Brands Hatch on May 11/12 before concluding north of the border at Knockhill on August 10/11.
While a Champion will again be crowned at the culmination of the Scottish event, in a change to the past year’s action the Elite Cup won’t be a standalone series – points scored throughout the Elite Cup will also go towards determining the overall 2024 Legends Cars Champion.
In addition to the Elite Cup, four other race meetings will complete the full Legends Cars Championship – Brands Hatch on June 8/9, Donington Park on June 29/30, Snetterton on September 7/8 and Oulton Park on September 28.
Phil Cooper, Legends Cars Championship Owner, said: “After such an incredible time with the BTCC this year with the Elite Cup, we are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm the Legends Cars have again been invited to be part of the TOCA package for three events in 2024 – and especially with it being our 30th anniversary season.
“The opportunity to be alongside the BTCC, with all the exposure that brings with huge crowds and live coverage on ITV4, was one we wanted to grab with both hands.
“After such a successful first year for the Elite Cup we are elated to again have that opportunity for next season. It’s incredibly exciting to be starting our 30th year of racing with two back-to-back BTCC events, we simply cannot wait.”
“We are pleased to be welcoming the Legends Cars Elite Cup back to the BTCC bill in 2024,” added Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive. “The short, sharp and action-packed racing that the Legends Cars provide is in keeping with the BTCC itself, so it was little surprise that our loyal fanbase loved the addition of the Legends last season.
“Those in attendance at Donington, Brands and Knockhill will undoubtedly enjoy the closely fought racing again next year, as will the many more watching live on ITV Sport.”