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THE 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE TELEVISED ON MOTORS TV !.
Now firmly established as possibly the best budget ‘tin top’ race event in the UK, The Mk2 Golf GTI Championship was started by 4 long time VW enthusiasts who wanted somewhere to race their mildly modified track day cars. From the first race at Cadwell Park in 2007 with 17 cars on the grid, it was clear there were many other like minded Mk2 fans around and the race event, now in its sixth season, quickly grew in numbers and was awarded Championship status by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) from 2008.
The basic ethos of close racing at low cost hasn’t changed, though the organisers have made some changes to provide an improved choice of tracks and are proud to now be one of Motorsport Vision’s (MSVR) listed Championships.
The 2013 race calendar, we believe, is again amongst the best in Club Racing. Our association with MSVR allows us access to some tracks and race formats which would not otherwise be available. We have events at the following circuits :
1. 27/28 April – Donington Park
2. 12 May – Cadwell Park
3. 15th/16th June Snetterton 300
4. 12-14 July Spa
5. 24/25 August – Brands Hatch GP
6. 26/27 October – Snetterton 300
All are double headers.
We will share the paddock with some high profile events such as GT Cup, Mini Championship, Radicals and Lotus On Track Elise Trophy.
The regulations have been developed to provide low cost competitive racing, with the intention of preventing those with large budgets from ruling the grid. Competitors should be able to start racing from as little as £2500.
• Classes for 8 and 16 valve variants (Classes 1 & 2 respectively).
• Standard engines with standard or control camshafts
• Exhausts free from manifold back
• Free spring and damper rates
• Toyo control tyres
To further save cost, we have competitor discounts through our sponsors, who include Toyo, Superpro bushes, Retro GTI, Louth Volksworld, and jtech.
We’ve had press coverage in many motorsport and Volkswagen magazines, including Autosport, Motorsport News, Golf Plus, Full Throttle Magazine We have been present at the Autosport International Show every year since 2007 when Marcus Pye, in his Autosport Magazine column, announced that the series was “One of the highlights of the show”.
Registered competitors have come from throughout the UK, and from a range of backgrounds, including seasoned racers, sprinters/ hillclimbers, trackday participants, and GTi enthusiasts. We feel it is important to race in a friendly and helpful atmosphere, making race days a social occasion. We are more than happy to offer advice on any aspect of racing, including getting an ARDS licence, preparing the car, and what to expect on race days.
We are sure the 2013 championship will build on the strengths of previous years with close racing and a very friendly and helpful paddock environment.
We look forward to meeting you during the season !.