Competitor Information for Donington Park National
COMPETITOR INFORMATION EMAIL
GT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Donington Park National, 21st & 22nd April 2018
Welcome to Rounds One, Two & Three of the 2018 GT Cup Championship. The long wait is over and what an incredible season we have planned for Bute Motorsport’s 11th Year, we can’t wait to welcome you to our new hospitality unit which has been fully rebuilt over the winter along with an incredible new awning.
Please find below information you will require for the weekend. This can also be downloaded from our brand new website www.gtcup.co.uk .
Attached with this email please find:
- GT Cup Championship Entry List for Rounds 1, 2 & 3
- MSVR Timetable
- GT Cup Championship Timetable
- Paddock Plan
- Final Instructions
- Supplementary Regulations
- Garage Plan
- Pit-Stop Times
- Equalisation Weights – Any queries please contact Phil Boland
All these items can be found on the brand new website at the following location:
Please keep an eye on the noticeboard on the website for updated information and communications that you will find useful.
Teams may access the Garages in Paddock 1 from 18:30 on Friday 20th April 2017.
Hannah Wilson, Commercial Director and our new Commercial Manager Christopher Thorn will be available on circuit from Thursday morning.
Phil Boland , Technical Co-ordinator will be available from Friday morning at circuit.
HANNAH WILSON Mobile: 07500 116687
CHRISTOPHER THORN Mobile: 07508907634
PHIL BOLAND Mobile: 07836 608615
MSVR Permanent passes and car passes will be handed out on the Thursday/Friday at Circuit.
Please ensure you follow all instructions from Stephen Green the Manager of the MSVR parking up team when arriving at circuit.
The GT Cup timetable shows all the timings including the Mandatory Drivers Briefing, track times, Hospitality serving times and Pirelli Tyres opening times.
ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL & MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE. IT IS THE COMPETITORS RESPONSIBILITY TO WATCH THE PROGRESS OF THE MEETING & TO BE IN THE ASSEMBLY AREA NO LATER THAN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE QUALIFYING OR RACE. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SPACE BEING GIVEN TO RESERVES. IN IDEAL CONDITIONS THE QUALIFYING OR RACING PROGRAMME MAY BE BROUGHT FORWARD BY UP TO 20 MINUTES.
MSVR Issued Final Instructions
Please take time to read these they will include your directions for noise testing, qualifying, assembly and race.
CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATION CLARIFICATIONS
For Clarification: Pro drivers are not able to set the qualification times.
Sporting Sprint race 1 – Sportsman only driver
Sporting Sprint race 2 – Sportsman only driver
Pit stop race – Sportsman only will drive 1st, sportsman or pro drivers to drive 2nd
GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
Please note that no race engines must be run
before 09:00 hours or after 20:00 hours on Saturday or Sunday
All Entry Forms must be completed and signed either online or by hard copy and returned to Hannah Wilson ([email protected]) to enable you to sign on at the meeting.
TECHNICAL DECLARATION FORM
If you have not yet completed your technical declaration then please could you get this to Phil Boland, Technical Co-ordinator as soon as possible. [email protected] or telephone him on 07836 608615. We need these to ensure cars are correctly classified. Phil will be going round on Friday checking your forms against your cars.
Decals for the Championship will be available at the circuit from Christopher Thorn.
All competitors are required to use a AMB TranX 260 either direct powered or battery transponder. Transponders can be purchased from TSL Timing in advance of the meeting. Tel: +44 (0) 1827 285666
ALL Transponder numbers must be provided to Hannah Wilson before the event by text or email.
All Forms for ordering are available on our website. Any queries must be directed to Phil Boland on 07836 608615 or by contacting Race Technology Ltd direct on 01773 537620
Cameras are mandatory. See the Championship Regulations for details. If you do not have an installed system which is compliant with the regulations please see Hannah who may be able to provide one for you at the circuit for a fee of £100.
Please note the following from the website: https://www.gtcup.co.uk/notice/9
Please come prepared with the following information:
5.19 RADIO COMMUNICATION
Cars will be permitted to carry radio transmitters or receivers, for which Ofcom licences will be checked at scrutineering.in compliance with MSA Regulation Q8.1.10 (iii).
Trophies will be presented to the overall winners of each group on the Podium after each of the races. As soon as the race has finished the competitors who come 1st in group are asked to please make their way to the podium to have their awards presented, for photographs and filming for the TV Programme. Trophies will be presented at the end of each day at a presentation at our Race Championship Centre.
The Pirelli Team will be based next to the Bute Motorsport Race Centre. Please see the GT Cup Timetable for their opening times each day.
Pirelli will take to the race weekend as standard 2 sets of slick tyres and 1 set of wet tyres per car. This is to cover the duration of the event. i.e. test day if attending and both Saturday and Sunday.
Additional tyres can be requested for the event and added to the service vehicle. If this is required please contact Natham Coleman as soon as possible on 07752 825277 or email [email protected]
Contact details for the Tyre Support team that will be at Donington Park are:
Natham Coleman, Technical Enquiries: 07752 825277
HOSPITALITY AND CATERING
The Bute Motorsport Hospitality unit will be at every round.
Each entrant will be given 2 x GT Cup race centre day access passes which will include 2x hot food vouchers for cooked breakfast and cooked 2 course meal and hot and cold beverages during the day, the food vouchers will be available at the circuit when you sign on in the GT Cup Race Centre. You can buy exclusive driver additional race centre access passes or Team Hospitality Passes using the attached form which also includes details of full hospitality packages available at full rate, or email [email protected]. Please don’t leave it until the day of the race as the catering staff have to purchase food for the expected numbers.
We would ask all competitors and suppliers to please be away from the circuit by 21:00 on Sunday. Please remove all your empty containers, rubbish and tyres etc. You will be charged by MSVR if you leave any of your litter at the circuit.
I think that covers the most important elements but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you all at our first round this weekend