About

The Civic Cup is one of the most renowned and well patronised clubman racing championships in the UK. Since its formation in 2011 as a series, the Civic Cup has grown to become the headline event at any race meeting it visits- drawing significant spectator crowds- both in person and online. In 2015 the Civic Cup came of age, gaining full MSA approved championship status, bringing further kudos to the Cup. On to 2016 and what looks to be another grid filling season, with new cars both on the track and in the process of being built, the Civic Cup is now divided in to two classes- Class A being the earlier 1600cc EF, EG and EK civics, and Class B being made up of EP3 and FN2 2000cc vehicles so we can better cater for the full spectrum of our racers.

 

The Cars

 

Class A:

 

Eligible cars in this class are the EE/EF, EG and EK variety Civic type R, with either the B16a2 or the legendary B16b power plant, and regulated modifications. Max BHP is 195, and with their double wishbone suspension, lightweight and perfectly balanced chassis, the Class A is a car loved by many, and can be found on frequent occasion sporting lap times that many much more powerful race cars would only dream of.

 

Class B:

 

Made up of UK domestic model EP3 and FN2 Civic type Rs, class B has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, largely due to its cost effective build spec. ,yet offering incredible levels of performance. Powered by standard K20a2 or K20z4, with limited and closely regulated bolt on parts, and generating 230BHP, the 2000cc Civics are arguably, the most closely fought single make saloon car championships in the UK today.

 

History

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2011
Formed as a race series catering for earlier 1600cc varieties
avg grid size:6
2012
Continued growth in grids and spec development
avg grid size:12
2013
Grid opened up to 2000cc variants
avg grid size:14
2014
Joined forces with 750mc and further growth
avg grid size:19
2015
First year as a full MSA championship
avg grid size:30
2016
Year 2 as MSA championship and working with 750mc
avg grid size:36

 

 

 

The team

Shaun Woods- Technical Director and Co-Founder

 

As the owner of SW motorsport and a founding member of the Civic Cup, Shauns areas of expertise are technical specification, part testing, design and development, and an undying passion for the sport. Having comprehensive experience as a respected race car fabricator, team manager and championship coordinator, Shaun is always ready to help a competitor in need. And as MD of SW motorsport he is always ready to build a Civic Cup car at short notice for prospective new competitors.

Steve Laidlaw- Managing Director and Driver Relations

 

In 2015, Steve competed in the Civic cup, and in doing so developed a real passion for the championship. So much so that when co-founder Nick Chatburn expressed a possibility of his stake being available Steve jumped at the chance to get involved. As a recent competitor, Steve brings a drivers’ side viewpoint to the table, working hard to give clear communication and maintain and develop the driver experience. As MD of a large manufacturing company, he also brings a level of organisation and marketing that is rarely available in Clubman motorsport.

Nick Chatburn- Co-Founder

 

Nicks involvement in the Civic Cup came to an end in 2016- largely due to other business interests not affording him the time to really dedicate to the Championship. During his time with the Civic Cup, Nick would be found in the paddock as a driver and liaison office for the Championship. Nick continues to compete as a driver in the Class A section of the Championship.

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