F3 Cup finalises 2013 calendar with European round at Zolder

09/01/13 - F3 Cup will host a European round in 2013 wiith a visit to former F1 venue Zolder.

09/01/13 - F3 Cup is pleased to confirm it will host a European round in 2013 with the championship visiting the iconic Zolder circuit in Belgium on 29/30 June.

The MSVR-run championship will head to the famous 2.5 mile Belgian venue, which hosted 10 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix during the 70s and 80s, in conjunction with the circuit's 50th anniversary celebrations. The championship will host two points scoring races at Zolder featuring on the same bill as the iconic Formula 1 cars of BOSS GP. 

Since its inception in 2011, F3 Cup, which caters for Formula 3 machines built from 1980-2007, has held a European round at Spa Francorchamps, but this year's event will be the championship's maiden visit to Zolder.

David Scott, MSVR Race Operations manager said: "Zolder has a rich motorsport history and has hosted the Belgian Grand Prix in the past. More recently it hosted the Masters of Formula 3 in 2007 and 2008. I'm delighted that we have come to an agreement to take F3 Cup to Zolder in 2013. This year is the 50th anniversary of Zolder and the event on 29/30 June celebrates that historic landmark. F3 Cup will share top billing alongside BOSS GP and I anticipate a healthy number of spectators for the event."

Pascal Ursi, a spokesman from Zolder circuit said: "We are truly proud of our rich past, and have every intention of celebrating these 50 years of Circuit Zolder in a grand style. What better way of bringing this to the fore than with a mix of an old timer rally combined with a well-filled 'historic racing' event, including the F3 Cup."

F3 Cup 2013 Calendar                        

1 April - Oulton Park International (alongside British F3 and GT)
27/28 April - Silverstone GP
1/2 June - Brands Hatch Indy
29/30 June - Zolder
27/28 July-Brands Hatch GP
17/18 August - Silverstone GP
7/8 September - Snetterton 300
28/29 September - Donington Park GP
26/27 October - Snetterton 300

The 18 race 2013 F3 Cup campaign will begin with a visit to Oulton Park International on 1 April where it will line up with the British F3 and British GT championships. 

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