Maximum Motorsport has announced it has struck a partnership with Volkswagen Racing UK to take over the running of the VW Cup.
The team, which already runs the similar VAG Trophy, has announced its first major change for the year – the championship will no longer support the British GT Championship as Motorsport Vision Racing takes over the championship licence from the BRSCC. That’s so the VW Cup can support the VAG Trophy on the same weekends.
Matthew Walker, Volkswagen Racing UK’s Championship Manager, said: “We believe that the time is right to develop this operational partnership.
“With our other business activities ever-growing and taking more of our time, this will allow Maximum Motorsport to bring a fresh set of eyes to the Championship and ensure its continued success into future years. We have known the Maximum team for many years and have the utmost respect for their work in developing the VAG Trophy into a really successful feeder series into the Volkswagen Racing Cup, plus their acquisition of a Touring Car licence. Our team will of course remain fully involved to ensure a seamless transfer and continuity into the future.”
With the move to MSVR it now means the VW Cup calendar will be significantly shook up with two visits apiece to Brands Hatch and Oulton Park with additional races at Silverstone, Donington Park and Snetterton as it joins up with its feeder series more often.
Stewart Lines, the Managing Director of Maximum Motorsport, said: “All of the team at Maximum Motorsport are really excited at the prospect of working with the RacingLine crew through the operation and promotion of the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Cup. It’s the championship that prepared me for British Touring Cars and it’s where I’ve established my team.
“The fit for us to run this alongside our VAG Trophy series makes absolute sense and brings a lot of efficiencies behind the scenes. We’ve got a great relationship with the Volkswagen Racing UK team, which will ensure that we have a smooth handover and bring together the best from both of our organisations. All of which will be great news for drivers and teams as we move forward.”