The successful SuperPro VAG Trophy has broadened its appeal by creating a new class within its grid for the ever-popular VW Golf Mk4 TDI/GTI variants. The new series will be known as the Mk4 Golf TDIGTI Challenge and will be televised during 2012 on Motors TV.
The series organisers have added the new class within the series with a strict cap on potential cost, to tempt potential competitors onto the grid. Based on both the 150 BHP 1.8 T GTI and the 130 and 150 BHP TDI versions, good, historied base cars can be acquired from just £1000, and competitive cars will be able to be built from as little as £5000. It should also answer the perennial question over which engine is best. As the first series to pitch the endless torque of the diesel lump against the superior power of the petrol unit, it should make for some epic scraps in 2012. Those not keen on wielding the spanners themselves can also turn to a national network of approved specialists who will build a ‘turn-key’ car ready to race.
A tightly monitored package of control parts makes for even and competitive racing, putting the emphasis back on driving skill and set-up. Tyres, brakes, dampers, exhaust and tuning packages will all be available at a subsidised cost to ensure a level playing field, making this a real 'drivers' series, as well as superb value for all involved.
The new race cars will run in Class B of the SuperPro VAG Trophy for the first year, but within a year or two, organisers hope to have grown the grid to enable the series to stand on its own as a real crowd and driver pleasing spectacle. There has already been significant interest, with several cars already in the process of being built.
The inaugural season will feature 10 rounds, with 5 double headers at the following circuits:
• Donington Park.
• Silverstone National.
• Oulton Park.
• Brand Hatch GP.
• Snetterton 300.
With the first race on the 28th / 29th April, there is still plenty of time to build a car and get on the grid. For more information on the series, cars specs or calendar, please visit the website www.mk4tdigtichallenge.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org