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Lotus Elise Trophy

Safe, friendly and financially viable race series for Lotus owners

During its inaugural season in 2007 the Elise Trophy became the fastest growing race series in Europe as well as the best supported club series thanks to the large number of Lotus Motorsport Enthusiasts following the action. It’s not just the number of cars or the fantastic support the series receives that makes the Elise Trophy the premier UK race series, the race calendar is one of the best in UK club motorsport: with races at all the major circuits such as Silverstone GP, Brands Hatch GP and Donington Park.

Elise Trophy competitors also have the chance to racing at Europe’s premier circuits such as Spa Francorchamps, Nurburgring and Le Mans as the Production class regulations in Lotus Cup Europe are identical to those of the Elise Trophy. Race days feature a 20 minute qualifying session plus two 20 minute races where the 2nd race grid is reversed from the top ten qualifying positions.

Lotus Festival 18/19th August 2012

elise trophy august 2012 webWith beautiful weather and large crowds the 2012 Lotus Festival promised much and did not fail to excite the thousands of spectators.

Elise Trophy Race 1

With Andrew Bentley having engine problems during qualifying and failing to make the start of race 1 it was always going to be a somewhat easier day at the office for Rob Boston and it was left to Craig Denman and Warren Scott to carry the fight for the other podium places.

Craig and Warren had a fine battle but while they squabbled with each other Boston drove off to a 23 second lead by the end of the race. Craig Denman came out on top on the race to the other podiums with a second place and Warren Scott in third.

Elise Trophy Race 2

Sunday dawned with the weather just as nice and with the added spice of a reverse grid, fireworks were expected  and duly came to fruition with an accident on the first lap and a safety car. Andrew Bentley had cured his engine problem and  made excellent use of all the problems caused by the accident and worked his way from 8th to 1st by the time the safety car came out with Rob Boston also making  progress to 8th place, Ken Savage had also made progress after an indifferent season by his standards and was pushing for a podium.

Despite race long drive shaft issues Rob Boston caught Andrew Bentley who was having problems of his own and got passed him at the second attempt, the final session was a race to the flag whilst nursing cars which probably robbed the spectators of a grandstand finish.

Rob Boston held on for the win with Andrew Bentley second and Ken Savage third.

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