Peter Auto have announced the start of a brand new races series for 2018, The 2.0L Cup. The new series is a one make series reserved for 2-litre SWB 911’s prepared to FIA pre 66 regulations.
The 2.0L Cup will be part of three Peter Auto meetings in 2018: Spa Classic (18-20 May), Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (8-10 June) and the Dix Mille Tours (31st August-2nd September). At these events, drivers in the 2.0L Cup will have a 30-minute free practice session, 30-minutes’ qualifying and a 1h.30m race. To complete the programme of the 2.0L Cup’s first season, this new series will also run a 4th round which is already in the schedule of a major international event whose name will be revealed in January.
The 2.0L Cup has been created in association with the 2.0L Racing Group, which is a consortium ofJames Turner (Director of the 2L Racing Group), Lee Maxted-Page (Porsche specialist), our own Kevin Morfett (of Historika) and Richard Tuthill (of Tuthill Porsche). It is expected to attract around 40 cars and the aim is to see the make’s former drivers at the wheel of some of these. Following the three rounds held next year in France plus one in Belgium the organisers are targeting an event in Great Britain in 2019. The entry forms for the 2018 2.0L Cup as well as the technical and sporting regulations will be available in mid-December on the Peter Auto internet site.
Thus, the 2.0L Cup becomes the eighth Peter Auto series rounding out an already impressive list comprising Classic Endurance Series 1 & 2, Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso, Heritage Touring Cup, Group C Racing and Euro F2 Classic.
James Turner (Director of 2L Racing Group): “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 2.0 Liter Cup series. Key teams Historika and Tuthill Porsche have also input into a practical and tight set of Technical Regulations. I’d like to thank Patrick Peter and his hardworking team, plus my fellow partners in the joint venture (Lee Maxted-Page, Kevin Morfett (of Historika) and Richard Tuthill) for their hard work to bring this dream to reality.”
Patrick Peter (Founder of Peter Auto): “We decided to create the 2.0L Cup after some of our entrants told us that they would like to race their pre-1966 2-litre Porches in a series exclusively reserved for them. Lee (Maxted-Page) and James (Turner) have also been involved in the birth of this project, and have given us precious support in the development of this new series by ensuring the participation of British entrants. Ultimately, our aim is to organise of a round of the 2.0L Cup in England.”
Richard Tuthill: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting new series for SWB cars,” said Richard. “With a great list of circuits, sensible first-season calendar and the power of Peter Auto behind it, we are certain it will be something very special. We look forward to discussing The 2.0L Cup with our clients as part of a busy events schedule for 2018.”
Kevin Morfett: “In our opinion an early 911 SWB race series in long overdue and Peter Auto are the perfect organisation to bring this to a successful fruition. We and our customers have been enjoying their race events for many years now and the quality of these meetings is second to none. We are really looking forward to the 2018 season and for the first 2.0L Cup race to be at Spa, can only be a dream come true!