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Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen 2024 Lotus Europa New Race Festival

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Finally Reliable

20 May 2024
After troubled years with a variety of reasons for retirements, our Lotus Europa has finished four BELCAR Historic Cup races in a row in 2024. That's a solid basis for further progress. The races in Zolder went trouble-free and at the end we finished 6th in Platform 2, which is nice considering the quality of the opposition. A new personal best lap time was missed by two tenth of a second. It will hopefully be reached during the next event in July.

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2024 Lotus Europa S2

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Historic Grand Prix Zolder

19 - 21 July
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 3
Circuit Zolder

Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen 2024 Lotus Europa New Race Festival

Championship Standings

After BELCAR Historic Cup Round 2

2nd Place in Class 2B: 72 Points
7th Place in Platform 2: 98 Points

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Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen 2024 Lotus Europa Spa Summer Classic

Solid Start to the Season

30 April 2024
The 2024 edition of the Spa Summer Classic was blessed with cool, but dry weather conditions. The new engine and gearbox configurations proved reliable and every session went to plan. At the end, we could finish 2nd in class in both races, in front of several much younger 1600 cc cars.

Historic Cup New Race Festival Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen 2024 Lotus Europa Steve Verbeeck

Succesful Test Session at Zolder

05 April 2024
The International Test Day at Zolder went to plan. The engine has been successfully tested and completed the running-in phase, while the improved gearbox also has a very positive effect. A small problem with the clutch needs to be sorted out and then we will be ready to start the season at the Spa Summer Classic.

Historic Cup Nürburgring 2023 Lotus Europa S2 Renault Schäfer Tuning Alpine Kelberg Nohn 807

Preparations for 2024 season

17 January 2024
In order to bring an upgraded Lotus Europa to the start of the 2024 season, we consulted Germany's number one Renault Alpine specialist: Schäfer Tuning. These experts built a whole new 1596 cc Renault 807 engine for the Lotus. In addition, the gearbox is fitted with a significantly shorter diff ratio and a locking differential to improve acceleration.

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

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. The sourcing and manufacturing process takes months, so that we will not be able to race again in 2023.

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 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.

Upcoming Races in BELCAR Historic Cup

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2024 Lotus Europa S2

Historic Grand Prix

19 - 21 July
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 3
Circuit Zolder

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2024 Lotus Europa S2

Classic GP Assen

13 - 15 September 2024
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 4
TT Circuit Assen

BELCAR Historic Cup Circuit Zolder Spa Francorchamps TT Circuit Assen Nürburgring 2024 Lotus Europa S2

ADAC Westfalen Trophy

11 - 13 October
BELCAR Historic Cup
Round 5
Nürburgring GP