The Audi Sport TT Cup will be delivering concentrated action on seven race weekends. Gripping duels in a total of 14 rounds are bound to occur thanks to Push-to-pass and various setting options on the race cars.
Audi Sport TT Cup spectators will be seeing two hours and 20 minutes of racing action on every race weekend. In addition to free practice (50 minutes) and qualifying (30 minutes), two classification races are held across a distance of about 55 to 65 kilometers, but with a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
Every participant has to drive at least two timed laps in the qualifying session to qualify for the race. The fastest lap time defines the grid position for race one and the second-fastest for race two. 25 points in the driver’ classification are awarded to the winner and one point is awarded for 18th place.
The guest entrants are excluded from the points-classification. The permanent entrants move up instead. All results achieved are counted in the overall classification. Once again, Audi Sport will prescribe a rookie ranking, in which eleven newcomers fight for the title of best junior driver in addition to the overall ranking.
More overtaking thanks to Push-to-pass
With the Push-to-pass option the drivers can change the engine setting for a short-term power boost of 30 hp by depressing a button on the steering wheel. The intervals vary between race tracks. In qualifying the option is deactivated. In the classification races, the number of Push-to-pass events is adjusted to the rows on the grid:
Rows 1–3: Regulations depend on the track
Rows 4–6: + 1 Push-to-Pass deployment
Rows 7–9: + 2 Push-to-Pass deployments
Rows 10–12: + 3 Push-to-Pass deployments
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 allocated as required.
Every participant can independently have the mechanics’ teams change various components on the race weekends. Included are adjustments of the front and rear stabilizer, the traction control system and differential settings in three defined modifications to improve traction. In addition, the drivers, via their designated assistants, can determine the tire inflation pressure within specified limits.
The minimum age of the permanent entrants is 16. Every participant must be in possession of a valid DMSB Level D license or a comparable license of another Autorité Sportive Nationale (ASN). The confirmation as an international racing series by the FIA allows the entrants to be classified with their relevant nations.