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Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

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Season 2023 ends early

26 July 2023
After a damaged head gasket stopped our efforts in Zolder, the cylinder head was found to be damaged beyond repair. As no spare engine is ready, we had to try and source a new cylinder head. But a fitting cylinder head, which is prepared in the right way, can't be bought off the shelf. The sourcing and manufacturing process takes months, so that we will not be able to race again in 2023.

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

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Season 2024 Race 1

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BELCAR Historic Cup
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Circuit TBA

Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa Thomas Smets

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New Race Festival Zolder

14 May 2023
BELCAR Historic Cup Round 1
Race 1: 2nd Place in Class 2B
Race 2: DNF

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Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

First Race of the 2023 Season

15 May 2023
The first round of the BELCAR Historic Cup didn't go as intended. The car lacked power during the whole weekend and the fastest lap was two second slower than in 2022. After the start of race 1, we were leading shortly. Unfortunately, we lost the lead quickly and had no chance to get it back. Race 2 ended early, after loss of coolant.

BELCAR Historic Cup 2023 Lotus Europa S2 Quaife ATB Differential Limited Slip Diff Renault 395 Gearbox

Preparations for the season

09 March 2023
The preparations for the new season have been delayed by supply issues of engine and gearbox parts. That's why the test session at Circuit Zolder has been postponed from March 30th to May 11th. The biggest upgrade over the winter should be the new ATB differential.

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

2023 Race Calendar

15 December 2022
The upcoming BHC season will feature six events on four race tracks in three countries. Five of these events will be part of the championship, but Assen will not. Thus, it's likely that we'll not race there.

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Spa Francorchamps Spa Summer Classic 2022 Lotus Europa S2 Stefan Kremer

1st Place and DNF at Spa-Francorchamps

27 June 2022
The starting position was quite bad due to a braking issue in qualifying. In race 1 we managed to finish first in class, eventhough we had trouble with loss of coolant. Weather conditions for race 2 were difficult to predict and we went for rain tires, but the track dried fast. We tried to finish without a tire change, but the alternator impeller collapsed and cut an ignition cable, which ment DNF in race 2.

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder New Race Festival 2022 Lotus Europa S2

First Podium in BELCAR Historic Cup

16 May 2022
The first round of BELCAR Historic Cup 2022 brought us a 2nd place in race 1. It was very close as we crossed the finish line only two seconds behind the winner. In race 2 the Lotus Europa lost power in the last corner of the last lap due to a fuel pump issue. Unfortunately, we didn't score any points for race 2, as we didn't cross the finish line.

Upcoming Races in BELCAR Historic Cup

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

Spa Six Hours

30 September 2023
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 4
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

Westfalen Trophy

15 October 2023
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 5
Nürburgring GP

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2

Season 2024 Race 1

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BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 1
Circuit TBA