‘Revolutionary’ design wins Revolution Art Car contest

‘Revolutionary’ design wins Revolution Art Car contest

‘Revolutionary’ design wins Revolution Art Car contest

A fascinating design inspired by revolutionary themes will adorn one of the Revolution A-Ones racing in the Sports Prototype Cup at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa in August following a public art car competition held on social media.

The striking design was submitted by Justin Lyle from Glasgow and incorporates references to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, the track at which the livery will make its debut, and a theme of historical and political revolutions.

It includes an outline of the Spa-Francorchamps track, the colours of the Belgian flag, and a tribute to remember Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert.

Justin’s design went up against four other entries chosen by a panel of judges. Fans voted for their favourite of the five designs on Facebook and Instagram throughout June. Staff at Revolution and Sports Prototype Cup were thoroughly impressed by all five entries, but with 37 percent of the votes, Justin’s colour scheme was chosen as a clear winner by the public.

The five entries received a total of 751 votes between Facebook and Instagram throughout the month of June, with Justin’s design picking up 282 of those, proving it has what it takes to become a firm fan favourite on the track next month.

A field of 12 Revolution A-Ones including the art car will race at Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, on Saturday, 15 August, in Round 2 of the Sports Prototype Cup’s Revolution UK Trophy. The race will share the track with Britcar’s Dunlop Endurance Championship, providing a fascinating mixed-grid spectacle on the support package to the FIA WEC’s six-hour endurance race.

Two weeks before the Spa race event, the Revolution A-Ones will race for the first time this year as the Sports Prototype Cup season gets underway with a double-header on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on Saturday, 1 August.

Justin, whose eye-catching colour scheme will race at every 2020 round from Spa-Francorchamps onwards, says his inspiration for the design came from a number of sources: “I draw a unique style of motorsport art in Race Cartoons, detailed caricature illustrations of motor race results and I initially wanted to create a Cartoon Car based livery for this competition. However, after reading the story of Revolution wanting to do something disruptive in the industry with the fascinating A-One, I decided to create a design with historical icons related to revolutions.”

Justin’s day job is in the whisky industry but his hobby is graphic design, allowing him to submit such a detailed and skilful art car design. Having raced in his youth, he remains an enthusiastic fan and follower of all motorsport from F1 to NASCAR, touring cars to endurance racing and has made the pilgrimage to Silverstone’s endurance WEC & ELMS rounds for the last five years.

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