A NEW-look classic endurance series is set to burst onto the scene in 2018 as organisers launch the inaugural European Endurance Legends Cup.
Hosted over three rounds between the UK, Germany and France, the Cup will cater to 1970s and 1980s racing machinery, with multiple classes separating all sorts of bikes up to 1300cc and manufactured between 1968 and 1986.
The Classic, Legend, SuperStock and Superbike categories will score points between three established four-hour events, with a fourth currently in discussion.
Circuit Paul Ricard’s Sunday Ride Classic will open the series on 24 and 25 March, heading to round two at Donington Park’s Endurance Legends festival on 12 and 13 May and then round three during German Speedweek at Oschersleben on 7 and 8 June.
Endurance Legends co-organiser Darin Frow feels the new series will add even more flavour to the growing event at Donington.
“It’s very exciting for Endurance Legends to be part of the new European classic endurance race series, the European Endurance Legend Cup,” he said.
“We have another amazing schedule lined up for our UK round at Donington Park with some very exciting news in the pipeline, so watch this space as you won’t want to miss 12 & 13 May 2018!”
Another new addition to the EELC will be the Pro and Am categories, which will see riders score individual points as they compete alongside one another as either professionals or amateurs.
2018 European Endurance Legends Cup provisional calendar:
March 24-25 – Round 1: Circuit Paul Ricard (Sunday Ride Classic)
May 12-13 – Round 2: Donington Park (Endurance Legends)
June 7-8 – Round 3: Oschersleben (German Speedweek)
*A fourth race later in the season is currently under discussion
Click here for the series flyer.
*Images: Endurance Legends