The Audi Sport TT Cup will be delivering concentrated action on six race weekends. Gripping duels in a total of twelve rounds are bound to occur
thanks to Push-to-pass and numerous setting options on the race cars.
50 minutes of free practice and a 30-minute qualifying session, plus two classification races over a distance of 55 to 65 kilometers or a maximum of 30 minutes, are scheduled on each race weekend. This means that the Audi Sport TT Cup will be delivering more than two hours of racing action to the crowd at each event.
Every participant has to drive at least two timed laps in the qualifying session to qualify for the race. The fastest lap time is classified for race one and the second-fast for race two. The starting mode of the races is a standing start. The best 18 drivers in each race are awarded points for the drivers’ classification. 25 points are awarded to the winner and one point is awarded for 18th place. The six guest entrants are excluded. They receive no points and there is no dedicated ranking for guests. The permanent entrants move up in the order of points awarded if a guest entrant finishes in front of them. For the year-end classification, all results achieved in the individual races are considered. There are no void results.
For a certain period of time a defined number of Push-to-pass uses is available to the drivers. The event, in which the engine setting is changed to provide a short-term 30-hp power boost, is started by depressing a button on the steering wheel. The intervals and number of available uses are adjusted to the respective race track. In free practice, Push-to-pass may be used 19 times and 15 times in the subsequent qualifying session.
For the classification races, the general rule applies that participants on the rear rows of the grid are allocated a larger number of Push-to-pass uses:
Rows 1–3: 15 x Push-to-pass
Rows 4–6: 15 + 1 x Push-to-pass
Rows 7–9: 15 + 2 x Push-to-pass
Rows 10–12: 15 + 3 Push-to-pass
For each car that has passed scrutineering, a maximum of eight slick tires supplied by official tire partner Hankook are permitted. The number of rain tires is not limited and will be allocated to all drivers as required.
Every participant can independently have the mechanics’ teams change various components. This includes adjustments of the front and rear stabilizer, the traction control system and differential settings in three defined modifications for optimal traction of the race car at the front axle. In addition, the drivers can determine the tire inflation pressure within specified limits and have the assistants assigned to them to change the settings.
The minimum age of the 18 permanent entrants is 16. Every participant, as a minimum, must be in possession of a valid DMSB international Level D license or a comparable license of another Autorité Sportive Nationale (ASN). Confirmation as an international racing series by the FIA allows the entrants from 13 countries to be classified with their relevant nations.
Download of the regulations at: www.audi-motorsport.com/de/en/tt-cup.html