LoTRDC have released the 2012 Elise Trophy calendar, for the sixth season of the series. The technical rules remain essentially unchanged from 2010, with cars running Rover engines up to 151bhp at the hubs and Toyota power plants up to 172bhp. The race format is also retained, with two 20 minute races at each meeting.
Whilst the Elise Trophy is aimed at novice drivers and promotes a social atmosphere, entrants can also compete in the Lotus Cup UK Championship, which will share many of the dates and venues. The Lotus Cup Europe series will also be open to Elise Trophy competitors, which will continue to appear at the continent’s finest circuits.
The 2012 calendar includes the UK’s blue riband circuits Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Donington, whilst visiting many favourites from previous seasons, including return visits to Castle Combe and Anglesey. The traditional DTM support slot is retained, whilst the Lotus Festival moves from its June date to August and will now take place at Brands Hatch on the Grand Prix circuit.
2012 Elise Trophy Calendar
Round 1 14 April Silverstone GP Round 2 19-20 May Brands Hatch Indy (DTM) Round 3 16 June Castle Combe Round 4 28 July Oulton Park Round 5 18/19 August Brands GP (Lotus Festival) Round 6 8 September Anglesey Round 7 6 October Donington Round 8 28 October Snetterton