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Lotus Racing

The Present:

  Lotus F1 Team The Lotus Renault GP team was renamed as ‘Lotus F1 Team’ from the start of the 2012 racing season onwards.
  Lotus Cup Race Series The Lotus Cup Europe Series started in 2004 as a direct response to customer and Lotus Dealer interest in a ‘fun’ but professionally - run motorsport series in Europe. The series is designed to offer Lotus owners the opportunity to experience some fantastic European circuits with like-minded enthusiasts. There are two different types of competition offered: Race and Regularity.

Over the years, the Lotus Cup Race Series has developed into one of the most successful race series brands in the world, often with capacity grids of Elise, Exige, 2-Eleven and Europa race cars racing and jostling for position. Previously operated from several countries in Europe and Japan, the Lotus Cup has now expanded considerably to include the USA, UK and Eastern Europe.

Not only has the Lotus Cup grown in size, the organisation of the series has been consolidated. For the first time this year, drivers will now race to one set of rules, regulations and formats in championships around the world including:

Lotus Cup UK
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cup Italy
Lotus Cup USA (West Coast)
Lotus Cup USA (East Coast)
Lotus Cup Eastern Europe
Lotus Cup Japan

  Lotus on track Lotus-on-Track is a non profit making club run by Lotus owners. They aim to provide safe, reasonably priced and sociable track days for Lotus enthusiasts. With experience of running hundreds of events, including many track days for fellow enthusiasts, L-o-T is one of the most experienced track day organisers in Europe.
Don't have a Lotus or Caterham? They do welcome other 2 seater sports cars if the owners have a similar attitude to driving their cars on track.
Lotus-on-Track is a non-profit making club. However, the club does need an income to be able to pay deposits, fund exclusive social events, as well as to provide members with a range of unrivalled membership benefits which is why there is a membership fee.
  Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) Under the careful direction of Team Manager Jan Kalmar, the newly formed Lotus Jetalliance team will field two Lotus Evora GTE cars in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC).The two Evora GTE race cars, currently being developed by Lead Designer Nicola Scimeca, will be put through their paces as the team tackles some of the most challenging and competitive endurance races including the six hour race at Spa, Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and of course the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race.  Read more here.
  LMP2 Lotus LMP2 successfully completed the first season in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship that also includes the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, and was a serious competitor in its race category.

In 2013, Lotus LMP2 will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship again. The team will contest with two of its brand new Lotus T128 and use its experience gained in the previous year to be a serious competitor in the battle for the championship.

  GP2 and GP3 2011: In collaboration with seasoned championship winners ART Grand Prix, Lotus has confirmed the participation in the 2011 GP2 (Europe and Asia series) and GP3 series. The contract with ART Grand Prix sees Lotus commit to providing technical and engineering support for the GP2 and GP3 race series for a minimum of three years.
  Evora GT4 2010: Lotus decided to develop the car to be eligible in GT2 and GT3 categories. And on top of this news, a total of 20 orders was received for the GT4 shortly after it’s launch in Pebble Beach.
  GT2 2010/2011: Lotus is developing a new GT2 car based on one of our eagerly anticipated future road cars, set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The new GT2 car will be in line with the new regulations.

The Past:

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  Team Elite  
  Team Lotus  
  Lotus F1 Team Lotus Racing (Lotus F1 Team), also referred to as 1Malaysia F1 team by Malaysians in the media, was one of the new Formula One teams for the 2010 Formula One season. The team gained its entry after BMW announced they would withdraw from Formula One at the end of the 2009 season. They proved to be the best of the new teams in the 2010 season. By the end of the season the team name was changed after purchasing the Team Lotus name. Group Lotus made it clear that they were 'not amused' by this move. 
  Team Lotus After purchasing the Team Lotus name, Lotus Racing changed to this name at the start of the 2011 season. 
  Lotus Sport Cadena Cadena was created specifically for the 2005 British GT Series although it did enter certain FIA GT and Spanish GT rounds with mixed results using the Mosler GT2 chassis. The origins of the team stem from a ten year interest in motor sport by team principal Paul Whight who has raced historic Aston Martins, CanAm cars and then the last Group C Aston Martin chassis  AMR-1  which ran at Le Mans in 1989 at the hands of David Leslie. Previously, Paul Whight was involved in the successful campaign of a Lotus Sport Elise in the Cup Class of the 2004 British GT Series.
  Lotus Renault GP Group Lotus plc and Genii Capital announced a partnership which will see the Renault F1 Team renamed as ‘Lotus Renault GP’ from the start of the 2011 racing season onwards.
  IndyCar Series In 2010 Lotus and Cosworth have entered into a new technical and commercial partnership with KV Racing Technology to run in the 2010 IndyCar Series.

The 2011 IndyCar season will see Lotus continue to work with KV Racing Technology providing further technical and engineering support, fielding a minimum of two cars on the grid. Lotus will also commence development on new body work and chassis - in line with the new regulation scheduled for implementation in 2012.

For 2012 Lotus announced three partner teams to run the new Lotus IndyCar twin turbo V-6 racing engines in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.

Lotus Motorsport will supply engines to Bryan Herta Autosport, Dreyer and Reinbold Racing and HVM Racing.

Engine supply partnership agreements will enable Lotus Motorsport to build long term technical and commercial collaborations with these teams.