First round of the Virtual Funcup Winter Series will be at Paul Ricard!
Kicking off on the 27th of December the 6 Round long championship will include 1 drop round.
All races will be livestreamed and will be available afterwards as highlights.
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The virtual Funcup series returns over the winter break!
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**2021 Fun Cup Championship CALENDAR UNVEILED**
Here is where you can expect to find the exceptional Fun Cup Championship racing in 2021!
Their eight meeting calendar includes double headers at Anglesey in July and the Oulton Park finale in October, plus a return visit to a circuit they visited for the very first time this year and not only absolutely adored, but put on one of the best races they've ever produced in the UK - Thruxton! (Genuinely, we cannot wait for that one as it was an absolute barnstormer of a race!)
CHAMPIONSHIP INFO - https://brscc.co.uk/formulae/funcup-championship/
NEW FOR 2021
From next season the Fun Cup will officially be known as Fun Cup Endurance Championship.
“I have often been asked what is Fun Cup, because some people haven’t taken it seriously,” said championship owner Paul Rose, who has been in charge since 2002.
“We have a great brand name, but we felt we felt we needed to tweak it a little, to shine a light on the fact that this is endurance racing, so we have now woven the word into our brand name.”
Rose has also confirmed that his bonus prize money of £10,000 to any new team with drivers new to the Championship, who take a debut victory, also continues to be on offer.
“We also have a new sub-championship next year, which was trialled this season. The Masters Class is for teams with at least one driver aged 55 or over. If two drivers in the team are 55 or over, they can earn two extra points and with three drivers, an extra four points,” he concluded.
March 20 Oulton Park International
April 10 Snetterton
May 08 Donington Park
June 19 Silverstone
July 10 Anglesey
August 14 Thruxton
September 4th Croft
October 16th Oulton Park
This weekend's episode of Trackside features highlights from round three of the Fun Cup at Thruxton.
The coverage can be seen on the Freesports Channel, on Freeview TV as follows at 11.00hrs on Sun 29th November, plus repeats across next week.
Freeview - Channel 64
Sky - Channel 422
Virgin Media - Channel 553
BT - Channel 64
Talk Talk TV - Channel 64
FUN CUP 2020 SEASONAL REVIEW
AXIAMETRICS TAKE FIRST TITLE
It was a short but nevertheless competitive season, with five races over four circuits and four different winners.
Team Axiametrics had drafted in Riley Phillips to replace Chris Weatherill, who had moved on to Enduro Motorsport, in what proved to be a title winning move.
It was a short one hour sprint that kicked off the racing at Snetterton, and it came down to a final sprint between Viking’s Nick Nunn/Mark Holme and Axiametrics Phillips, Kristian Rose and Chris Dovell.
At the flag Nunn was the victor by only 0.470 secs from Rose, with Team 7 WASPP’S Ed Worthington/Jay Shepherd securing their first podium in third.
It didn’t go well for Axiametrics in the 4 hour race though, after Dovell was tipped into a first lap spin.
Second place at Thruxton was next however, with Phillips just losing out to Team 7 WASPP in a 12 minute sprint following a safety car intervention, which was followed by victory at Silverstone, sending them to Oulton Park in a duel for the title with Team 7 WASPP.
By winning the final race the Axiametrics trio not only clinched the title, but were the only team to take two wins in the shortened season.
In the final standings Team 7 WASPP only missed out by four points. In only his second season of racing Worthington’s progress came in leaps and bounds, and with Shepherd’s experience, they were a force to be reckoned with.
Their target of a podium was reached in the opening race at Snetterton with third, before improving to a second only an hour or two later. Victory at Thruxton, preceded Silverstone, where both drivers struggled for straightline speed.
They may not have taken the crown in the Oulton finale, but third place made it four podiums out of five.
Outgoing Champions UVio/Team Hofmans Lotus had a win in the Snetterton 4 hour race, but they were one of the teams to struggle for pace.
They were in with a shout into the final sprint at Thruxton, finally netting third for Farquini Deott/Fabio Randaccio, but there were problems at Silverstone when Farquini was involved in an early incident.
Having clawed back to ninth place, they ended the season with eighth at Oulton and third in the championship.
PLR Racing’s Neil Plimmer and Ben Pitch had a fairly consistent year and were only out of the top six at Thruxton, when electrical problems put them out early. They didn’t make the podium, but had a best of fourth at Silverstone.
It all started well for Viking’s Holme/Nunn, with a victory on their home soil in the opening round. Their only other top six finish was at Thruxton and hopes at Silverstone were dashed when Nunn was involved in an early incident. But 10th at the Oulton finale still secured fifth in the Championship.
Chris Hart/Henry Dawes spent time at the sharp end in most races, but the results for their MakeHappen Racing 2Rent/Dominos car didn’t reflect it.
Having taken sixth in the opening round at Snetterton they had to start from pitlane in the second after taking too long over lunch, and then ran out of fuel.
Despite handling problems Dawes brought them home fourth at Thruxton, before a terrific scrap with team mate Greg Evans put them on the podium at Silverstone, which clinched them sixth in the Championship.
MakeHappen Racing team mates Evans/Steve Walton were another crew to be aiming for their first podium when the season started. After a few fourth place finishers in the past, they were out of the running in the opening Snetterton rounds, before taking seventh at Thruxton.
Their quest was finally rewarded however at Silverstone, with third place and only 0.148 secs off second. They weren’t far off at Oulton either, which saw them end the season seventh and only two points off team mates and former champions 2Rent/Dominos.
It was a disappointing year for Andy Bicknell’s DespatchBay Express car. They had started with two fourth places at Snetterton and fifth at Thruxton, with even co driver Marcus Clutton struggling with the cars pace, leaving them eighth in the championship.
The third of the MakeHappen Racing cars had debutant Chris Walton sharing with the pacey Harry Mailer. So often Mailer was the hare and had some huge leads, which then put Walton under pressure.
Walton’s crash at the Thruxton Complex seemed to be the turning point for them, as sixth at Silverstone and was followed by a tremendous second place at Oulton, and ninth overall in the championship.
Completing the top 10 overall was the Greensall Motorsport car of Paul/Ryan Lewis. With Nigel Greensall sharing they had their first podium with third at Snetterton and also made the top 10 at Silverstone too.
Trumans were down to a two driver team this year, with Colin Kingsnorth and Richard Webb sharing. They seemed too involved in almost any incident going, including the first lap Silverstone clash. Ninth in the first round was followed by a seasons best eighth at Thruxton.
GT Radial were another up and down team too. Ellis Hadley was the main stay of the team, with Martin Gibson sharing when Truck Racing duties allowed. They saved their best result to the end, with seventh at Oulton, having only previously made the top 10 in the Snetterton opener.
Team 7’s second car was the Brown family, with Rory’s race leading pace, blended with the increasing skills of brother Sam and the sometimes loose cannon style of father Alan.
Increasingly bad luck tended to follow them when in challenging positions, but they had their best result of fifth at Silverstone, having also come home eighth in the second race at Snetterton.
Track Focused came back for the whole season but without Neil Smith. So it was down to Mike McCollum and Sean Cooper, who saved their best until last too, with ninth at Oulton Park.
Simon Smith/Gary Bate had a couple of top 10’s too. Their Greenheath car was ninth at Thruxton and 10th at Silverstone and promised much more on occasions.
GCI’s Craig Butterworth/Ian Wood had their best result at Silverstone with eighth, but also made the top 10 with ninth in the longer Snetterton race.
Enduro Motorsport’s Morgan Tillbrook/Chris Weatherill were a new partnership and a new team and looked possible race winners with the pace they showed at Snetterton.
10th in the Snetterton race was their best result in the end, as various problems throughout the year left results showing little reflection on their earlier pace.
RAW Motorsport had a second car for Radical racers John and Brian Caudwell. But with Brian unavailable double Radical Champion Dominik Jackson stepped. At Snetterton they had no pace in the car, but Jackson was mixing it with the frontrunners Thruxton. They led briefly after Jackson refused to surrender to the establishment, but the lost time with damage.
Teams regular car once again had Alex Macleod, sharing with brother John and recent BTCC debutant Paul Rivett. Even Rivett couldn’t get the car on the pace and they hired a replacement for the Oulton finale.
Agua Caliente fielded two cars from Thruxton onwards, but didn’t manage to climb the leaderboard, while Enduro ran a second car too in latter rounds.
Veterans Steve Harris, Paul Calladine appeared as the Black Widows and there were a few one-off outings too.
Greensall’s ran the Smeath family at Oulton and Team 7 had the Little’s out at Snetterton, taking sixth place.
CCS Media’s trio of Ciro Carannante/Bob Tomlinson/Alan Honarmand were re-united at Oulton, which also saw the debut of the EDF team.
Former Champion Graham Roberts was drafted in by EDF sharing with the vastly experienced Martin Byford, his first time time in Fun Cup.
The result was third place and a promise by team boss Eddie farrow to be back in 2021 with possibly two cars.
So the Champions are crowned and the season is over, looking forward to hopefully starting next season at Oulton Park on March 27th.
The next episode of Trackside features highlights from round two of the Fun Cup at Snetterton. The coverage can be seen on the Freesports Channel, on Freeview TV as follows:
Mon 16 Nov - 05.30hrs & 12.30hrs
Tue 17 Nov - 22.30hrs
Wed 18 Nov - 12.30hrs
Fri 19 Nov - 06.00hrs
Freeview - Channel 64
Sky - Channel 422
Virgin Media - Channel 553
BT - Channel 64
Talk Talk TV - Channel 64
Hans Pfister Car obsessed 9-year old invented his own championship and beat some familiar Fun Cup stalwarts!
My lad was a little bit excited to see Axiametrics team win the Championship. The last race was good as always! Great close racing, roll on 2021! May even venture to different circuits to watch the Fun Cup now the little lad is getting a bit older!
Our youngest fan! lovely to see his excitement