BRSCC launches new CityCar Cup Series

Tuesday 04 August 2020

The CityCar Cup is a new saloon car sprint racing series from the British Racing and Sports Car Club with ambitions to attract a whole new generation of competitors, given its focus on accessible and realistic running costs and affordable cars.

The CityCar Cup is open to the 2005-2013 Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo, all three having been built on a common platform in the same factory, as part of a joint project between Toyota and PSA. This widens the pool of potential donor cars, all of which are widely available at very low cost and make an ideal basis for an entry-level racing car.

Although more heavily modified than the Citroën C1 Racing Club cars, the BRSCC’s Paul McErlean is confident a full car could be built for around £7,000, or even less for those able to carry out preparation work themselves.

The CityCar Cup race series was officially previewed at Croft Circuit on 9 June, where fully-prepared versions of each model were given a shakedown prior to sign-off for the technical specification. This was followed by a full race launch at Cadwell Park Circuit on Sunday 2 August, where a number of race cars took to the circuit in the BRSCC’s ClubSport endurance series. The BRSCC has thereafter committed to hosting the CityCar Cup series as a class in the successful Clubsport Trophy races, before scheduling its own dedicated calendar for 2021.