Revolution Trophy, Sports Prototype Cup announced as an official support race to the FORMULA 1® HEINEKEN GRANDE PRÉMIO DE PORTUGAL 2020
Sports Prototype Cup promoter PitBox91 and Revolution Race Cars are proud to announce that they will provide two race sessions during the FORMULA 1® HEINEKEN GRANDE PRÉMIO DE PORTUGAL 2020 at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on 23-24 October.
The races will be exclusively for Sports Prototype Cup’s Revolution Trophy class, which features the exciting Revolution A-One prototype that made its international debut at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa last weekend.
The challenging Algarve track has received the highest praise from top drivers around the world with the undulating lap featuring steep elevation changes and demanding corners that are perfect for the 440 hp/tonne high-downforce Revolution A-One.
The Revolution A-One was created by a team with over twenty years of experience manufacturing customer prototype race cars. Its carbon fibre chassis complies with the latest FIA safety regulations and the advanced aerodynamics are designed to reward professional and amateur drivers alike.
Earlier this year, Adam Towler of Evo tested the Revolution at the Algarve circuit, describing it as “Overwhelming, friendly, rewarding and encouraging all at the same time” and “deeply impressive in its execution”.
The two 40-minute races during the Formula 1® weekend are open to registered Sports Prototype Cup teams and drivers to enter. In addition, Revolution will also be offering new-build cars for sales or race-hire for this event and the full 2021 season.
After the Grand Prix, the final rounds of the 2020 Sports Prototype Cup featuring the Revolution Trophy will take place at another F1® approved circuit, Le Castellet, on November 7.
Phil Abbott, Managing Director, Revolution Race Cars: “We are proud that the Revolution A-One has been approved as a support race for the Grand Prix. We set out to design a car that is at the cutting edge of customer motorsport, with advanced technology, innovative design, high downforce and forgiving handling. It’s the perfect car for such a demanding circuit.”
Paulo Pinheiro, CEO, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve: “We first noticed the Revolution A-One when the stunning prototype undertook its development and durability tests at the circuit last year. Since then, many drivers and journalists have sampled the car on our demanding circuit and I’m confident that a full grid of these prototypes will provide a stunning spectacle for our F1 fans.”
James Bailey, Director, PitBox91 and Promoter, Sports Prototype Cup: “To race at one of Europe’s most challenging circuits in front of F1 fans is a privilege for our drivers and teams. We’ve already provided some sensational racing at Brands Hatch and Spa-Francorchamps this year and the Grand Prix support race is a fabulous opportunity to showcase the performance of the Revolution A-One and the depth of our grid of drivers and teams.”