Series Regulations

You can view and download full Sporting and Technical Regulations for all Lotus Cup UK and Lotus Elise Trophy series at the bottom of this page.

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2017 featured a number of key changes for the Lotus Cup UK & Elise Trophy Championships. As we moved into the 11th season of Lotus Racing with MSVR and with a number of driver polls and trials of different race formats in 2016, the series organisers were in a position to finalise the format and structure of the series going forward. As ever, we are determined as a series to make the Lotus Championships the best club level race series in the UK and we will continue to listen to drivers as customers and allow them to contribute to some of the key decision making for the series.

Full information of the regulations can be downloaded further down this page.

Lotus Cup UK 

The Lotus Cup UK championship aims to provide a friendly, safe and financially viable Championship for those wishing to race a Lotus Elise, Exige, Exige V6, 2-eleven, 340R, Europa or Evora.

There are two groups within the Lotus Cup UK championship with two class titles but the overall championship is decided based on the overall race results. A typical race meeting will involve a qualifying session and either two 20-30 minute races or a longer race with a pitstop.  The championship supports single driver and two driver teams.

Exige Cup – Aimed at Exige V6 Cup R & Exige S2 variants – including the 2009 Lotus Exige Cup 260, Exige Cup 255, Exige Cup 240, Exige Cup 190 and Exige S.

Lotus Open – For Lotus cars that do not fall into the above categories – including Elise S2 supercharged Toyota, Exige S1 & S2, Elise S1 & S2, 340R, 2 Eleven, Europa and Evora.

Lotus Elise Trophy

The Lotus Elise Trophy Championship aims to provide a friendly, safe and financially viable Championship for those wishing to race a controlled specification of Lotus Elise or Exige in sprint races.

For Series 1, 2 and 3 Lotus Elise and Series 2 normally aspirated Lotus Exige which are performance balanced through power, weight and other balance of performance technical regulations.

The series shares the grid with the faster Lotus Cup UK cars, but has it's own points and championship.