EU Megane: 2006 preparations announced

Overview of the 2006 season Having attracted more than 700,000 spectators to tracks around Europe in 2005, the first World Series by Renault season has been a resounding success with the fans. In 2006, the Eurocup Megane Trophy will be focussed...

Overview of the 2006 season

Having attracted more than 700,000 spectators to tracks around Europe in 2005, the first World Series by Renault season has been a resounding success with the fans. In 2006, the Eurocup Megane Trophy will be focussed on stability. There will however be some slight changes: for instance, next season there will only be one qualifying session.

The selection of competitors

The 2006 Eurocup will be open to a maximum of 35 cars. The deadline for team registration is February 15, 2006.

Race calendar

Seven "World Series by Renault" meetings are scheduled (Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Germany).

Private testing

Private testing is forbidden outside of the sessions organized by Renault Sport. A two-day winter test session will be held in Valencia on November 24-25. Two further test sessions will be scheduled in 2006 (HTTT Paul Ricard & France).

Meeting format

- Friday: three 40-minute free practice sessions
- Saturday: 40-minute qualifying session (8 laps per driver) and a 25-minute race.
- Sunday: 25-minute race, with start grid decided on the basis of the fastest laps from race 1

Tyres

Each driver will have two sets of new tyres for the qualifying sessions and the races.

Prizes

The Junior championship prize money is more than tripled (2,000^a to the first-placed driver). 41,500^a will be available at each race, i.e. a total of 581,000^a over the course of the season.

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