The Sports Prototype Cup’s flagship category for Revolution A-One machines will take centre stage at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve this year as they play a supporting role alongside the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio De Portugal.
After starring at the event in 2020, the series has been invited back for the second successive year on April 30-May 2. This time the Revolution A-Ones will race as a class within O Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade by Sport TV, with three races currently scheduled to take place.
No less than 17 drivers representing 11 different countries served up a feast of entertainment last October when the Revolution A-One contingent raced in front of 27,500 spectators. It is hoped that crowds will be permitted to attend this years as well.
Places on the grid are limited, with one already having been secured. Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy will once again compete, this throughout the whole season, which is scheduled to begin at Silverstone on May 29.
Silverstone’s legendary Grand Prix circuit is set to host a special double-header for some of the fastest prototype race cars this coming Spring Bank Holiday weekend as PitBox91, promoters of the Sports Prototype Cup, launch the ‘Silverstone Open’.
With neither the FIA World Endurance Championship or European Le Mans Series heading to British shores this year, the event on Saturday 29th May will give fans a chance to see powerful, high downforce endurance racing cars in action.
The Open will feature classes for Le Mans style prototypes (including Ginetta G58, LMP3 and historic LMP cars), the Revolution A-One, Radical SR3 and an Unlimited class for cars such as Jades, Junos, Clubmans, other Radical models and Sports 2000 type cars.
James Bailey, Sports Prototype Cup promoter, said: “Silverstone Grand Prix circuit is the perfect venue for high downforce prototype cars. In 2018, the Open Sportscar Series ran a Silverstone GP event, attracting 41 cars representing twelve different manufacturers.
“Since the demise of that series, we have been lobbied by competitors to recreate that event and we are delighted to be able to provide an hour of racing with our double-header format.”
Entries for the event are now open, with more information being found at www.sportsprototypecup.com.