The GT Cup is an established part of the UK motorsport scene and continues to grow in stature and popularity. Founded in 2007 by Marc Haynes as a premium GT sprint series, it has continuously proved to be the championship of choice for discerning sporting drivers.
The paddock is renowned for being friendly and relaxed within a professional atmosphere. The whole paddock from the organisers to the marshals, teams and drivers, collectively look to support each other and share a mutual passion for motorsport. The racing is strongly contested and the GT Cup maintains and enforces driver standards to protect the values they uphold.
The GT Cup’s unique structure ensures thrilling racing throughout the grid. Split into six Groups allowing for a large variety of cars to compete on an equal footing in each race. In 2020, we welcomed the GT3 Group catering exclusively for the growing number of these cars competing in the GT Cup. The Groups are as follows:
GT3 - For homologated GT cars running to the manufacturers GT3 specifications and subject to either current or the FIA balance of performance figures that will be set down on the GT Cup balance of performance document before each meeting.
GTO - Open specification cars, cars built by very low volume manufacturers (subject to meeting balance of performance and the maximum power to weight ratio for the group), GT2 and GTE class cars, modified challenge cars, cars that are not derived for universally recognised volume GT manufacturers.
GTC - Later model year challenge and cup specification cars, with performance balancing where required.
GTB - Early year Challenge and Cup cars with minimum specification changes together with modified saloon based GT vehicles.
GTH - For Homologated cars running to manufacturers GT4 specification.
GTA - Lower specification Cup, Challenge and one make series cars.
2023 will be Pirelli's fourteenth season supplying GT Cup. The manufacturer provides a comprehensive range of slick and wet tyres for the Championship, such is the variety of machinery racing in the series.
The GT Cup is designed with amateur drivers in mind, to have fun honing their race craft and develop driving skills with compatible sporting racers. The Championship welcomes driver coaches, as professional drivers, who may enter with their amateur as part of a two-driver team.