The group structure and points scoring system ensures a driver from any group has the chance of becoming the overall GT Cup Champion, whilst individually contesting for honours in each Group.
A bottle of bubbly along with Pirelli Winner's caps are presented to the Group Winners on the circuit podium after each race. GT Cup Trophies will be presented to all the placed drivers at the end of each race day in the hospitality race centre, where the paddock is encouraged to join in and celebrate the racing over refreshments. Additional awards for Driver of the day and Team of the Weekend will be presented at the same time to reflect the spirit of the GT Cup.
At the GT Cup Championship Awards Night, the paddock gathers in a destination city to celebrate the season. The evening focusses on the awards with a great evening of fine dining and entertainment to ensure drivers, teams, partners and guests experience the exciting atmosphere that is the GT Cup Championship whilst raising money for the Championship’s chosen charity, which in 2021 will be Prostate Cancer UK.
Whilst the evening primarily celebrates the Champions of the year we take the opportunity to recognise teams and drivers that have made an exceptional contribution throughout the season. The Sprint Challenge Cup will make a popular return, awarded to the amateur driver who, using the point system, scored the most points in the sprint races only. “Sparkies Cup” is an annual award in recognition of an individual or team that has best represented the true spirit of the GT Cup Championship and is named after our late founder Marc Haynes.
British Formula One Grand Prix
The GT Cup Championship Group Winners* will be invited to join Bute Motorsport as a VIP hospitality guest of GT Cup tyre supplier Pirelli at the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone. Winners will be invited to Saturdays Qualifying sessions having stayed overnight in a 4 Star De Vere hotel including dinner and drinks on the Friday evening.
The package includes a five-course gourmet luncheon with fine wines in Pirelli’s exclusive VIP area of the F1 Paddock Club in the Silverstone Wing, allowing a birds-eye view of the pit-lane activity and racetrack action. As guests of the paddock club, you will also be treated to additional services such as exclusive access to the support Race Paddock, Pit Lane walk, guided Paddock Tour, Entertainment and Shuttles.
Sunoco Daytona Challenge
Sunoco race fuels, supplier to the GT Cup by the Anglo-American Oil Company, are recommended Championship suppliers. Those participants using Sunoco race fuel will be automatically entered into the exciting Sunoco Daytona Challenge, an amazing opportunity to win a race seat at the famous Daytona 24 Hours.
Eligible racers score points from the finishing positions, poles, and fastest laps throughout the year. The winning driver will be given a seat in the Sunoco liveried car in the 240-minute endurance race the day before the renowned 24-Hour event. Flights, hotels, race suit, and start fee, plus a three-day test at Daytona at the beginning of January, are also included.
*Prize is restricted to one driver per Group. Where the Group Winner is a driver pairing only one driver will be eligible to attend. Bute Motorsport will make every effort to facilitate both drivers being able to attend, however it is at the discretion of Pirelli Motorsport UK.