Big grids expected for VW Cup in 2015

The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup is well on course to feature ‘capacity grids’ for the 2015 season it has been confirmed.

Ahead of an expanded season for the series, which sees the total amount of races increase to 16 races from the 14 featured in 2014, Championship Manager Matthew Walker confirmed to The Checkered Flag that ten drivers have already lodged an entry for the season ahead.

Speaking at Autosport International, Walker admitted he was delighted with the interest in the series so far. “It’s been a very good start to the year. We opened up registrations at the start of the year, and we’re up to around ten now already fully registered payed-up drivers, and the way that other teams and drivers have been talking it’s only the fact that the paperwork’s not in yet. But I think we’ll see full grids again this year

Walker also expanded on the thinking behind the increased schedule for 2015, including the 40-minute endurance season finale at Donington Park in September. “A lot of drivers and teams have obviously been with the championship for quite a long time now, and they’ve been asking for either a bit more track time or a different format.

“So rather than just moving into a three-race format for every meeting which could be very tight for us each round with scheduling and on the cars themselves, we’ve planned a three-race format for the race weekends that are on a bank holiday, and then for some of the other races we’ve actually extended the lap count.

“For the Donington finale the drivers are going to have to manage tyres and look after their cars- it’s a very different thing to the normal sprint races we see. Perhaps the guys that are very quick at the start will chew their tyres up towards the end of the race- they’re going to have to be a lot more careful. Im hoping this will bring some of the back end of the grid back up through the field.”

The season starts at Oulton Park, on the bank holiday weekend of the 4th & 6th April.