F3 Cup championship unveils 2013 calendar

21/11/12- The F3 Cup championship has announced its 2013 calendar.

21/11/12 - The F3 Cup championship has announced its 2013 calendar today (Wednesday) which will feature races at all the UK's premier circuits including Brands Hatch GP and Silverstone GP.

The season will kick off at Oulton Park International on Easter Weekend where it will join the British F3 and British GT Championships for a meeting which always attracts a bumper crowd. Three weeks later the championship will move to Northamptonshire's Silverstone GP circuit and for the first time the championship will have a stand-alone grid at the venue.

There will be two visits to Brands Hatch, with the return of the 1.2 mile Indy circuit to the calendar in June followed by the famous Grand Prix circuit in July. August will see F3 Cup return to the Silverstone GP circuit, for another exclusive race, before the first visit to Norfolk's Snetterton 300 configuration. 

Leicestershire's Donington Park GP circuit will host the penultimate round of the season in September before the October season finale held at Snetterton 300. In 2012 the season finale produced a thrilling three-way title fight with Chris Dittmann becoming the inaugural F3 Cup champion.

MSVR Race Operations Manager David Scott said: "The 2013 F3 Cup calendar announced by MSVR today is extremely strong and well balanced and once again the championship will visit some of the best tracks in the UK. The season opens at Oulton Park in April, supporting the British Formula 3 International Series, which will be a great start to the year. The calendar will provide all the necessary challenges for drivers and teams and we now look forward to another great season for F3 Cup in 2013."

F3 Cup 2013 Provisional Calendar

1.         1 April - Oulton Park International (Alongside British F3 and GT)
2.         27/28 April - Silverstone GP
3.         1/2 June - Brands Hatch Indy
4.         27/28 July - Brands Hatch GP
5.         17/18 August - Silverstone GP
6.         7/8 September - Snetterton 300
7.         28/29 September - Donington Park GP
8.         26/27 October - Snetterton 300

MSVR will make further announcements regarding regulations and prizes for next season in due course.  

Drivers and teams interested in joining the 2013 F3 Cup should contact championship co-ordinator Simon Davey on 07770 368648, email f3cup@msvracing.co.uk. For all the latest news and further announcements visit www.f3cup.co.uk. Follow F3 Cup on twitter at www.twitter.com/f3cup.