Round 1 – March 11th – Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby
The season will start as part of the 2018 Spring Drift Matsuri at Rockingham Motor speedway.
The outer paddock will be transformed into a bespoke design to encourage proximity. The event will take place on Sunday the 11th March, drivers will be offered the chance to practice on the same layout on Saturday. This will allow drivers to hone their skills ready for competition on Sunday.
Round 2 – April 15th – Three Sisters Race Circuit, Wigan
After a year out, we return to one of the most popular venues in terms of spectators. We know the banking will be full of people supporting the grass roots drivers of HEL DriftCup. We are hoping to run a layout never used before and if so, we will announce details before the event.
Round 3 – June 17th – Rockingham Motor Speedway
We are delighted to return back to Rockingham Motor Speedway for round 3. This will be a different event from what we have seen at the venue.
We have joined forces with the annual Motor Madness UK event, this will see the venue full of every kind of vehicle you can imagine.
To give you some idea of what to expect, here is a short introduction from the website;
“If you have an interest in elite high end Supercars, Motor Madness UK are hosting one of the biggest Super/Hyper car events the Uk has seen with over £75million worth of cars in attendance. We are also offering visitors a rare opportunity not only get up close and personal but to take a passenger ride in some of the most amazing cars on the planet. On Sunday the 17th June 2018 we will have hundreds of Super/Hyper Cars gathering at the renowned Rockingham Speedway to take part in this unique event.”
We can not wait to be involved with such a great event which does so much for charity.
Round 4 – July 15th – Teesside Autodrome
HEL DriftCup returns to the the birth place of the BDC for round 4.
We will be running the main circuit once again in 2018, so expect to see some simply amazing battles.
Round 5 – September 2rd – Driftland – Fife
The first purpose built drift track in Europe will host the finale of the season.
The venue offers walls, hairpins, little room for error. The perfect track for close battles and an incredible end any the championship.
In addition to the championship dates, DriftCup drivers will be invited to various events throughout the season. Modified Nationals at Peterborough is always a crowd favourite, DriftCup and BDC drivers will be on hand taking passengers on a date with a difference.
Japfest returns to Donington in July with passenger rides once again being the highlight for many who visit the show.
Trax will be held at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone. A new date of October the 7st will see the top 8 drivers in DriftCup 2017, join BDC drivers on the hallowed tarmac.