Planned for the end of October, the Zandvoort Renault Sport Masters was supposed to bring together the drivers of all the Formula Renault 2.0 and Clio Cup championships. Despite the competitors' enthusiasm, the promoter, MdH Consultants, in ...
Planned for the end of October, the Zandvoort Renault Sport Masters was supposed to bring together the drivers of all the Formula Renault 2.0 and Clio Cup championships. Despite the competitors' enthusiasm, the promoter, MdH Consultants, in agreement with Renault Sport Technologies, has been forced to cancel the event as it was impossible to respect the Dutch law decreeing a maximum noise level of 81 decibels for this particular period.
The Zandvoort Renault Sport Masters was to bring together all the participants of Formula Renault 2.0 and Clio Cup for a big event to mark the end of the 2010 season, planned for 30th - 31st October. As this meeting was to be open to both the new and former versions of the Formula Renault 2.0, forty-five single-seaters were expected on the Zandvoort circuit. As many as fifty Clio Cup participants were announced.
However, having consulted with Renault Sport Technologies and the promoters of all the national Formula Renault 2.0 and Clio Cup championships, event promoter MdH Consultant has been obliged to cancel the event this year for legal reasons. Dutch law restricts the permitted noise level on the circuit to 81 decibels. The Zandvoort circuit is granted a quota of five days a year exemption from this law. However, as this quota has already been filled this year, and given the impossibility of equipping all the cars with silencers in such a short time in order to remain within the 81 decibel limit, the organisers have decided to abandon the event for 2010.
A solution is being investigated for next season depending on how this coercive law is applied to Zandvoort. The circuit is currently in the process of negotiating a larger quota of exempt days.
Renault Sport Technologies is also considering the possibility of organising the Renault Sport Masters on another circuit. The idea is to make the Renault Sport Masters a must-do, fun end-of-season event in the years to come, mirroring the former Renault Sports finales.
-source: renault sport