On May 20, Sochi will host the first stage of the Mitjet 2017 Russian Cup
Already on May 20, the first stage of the Mitjet 2L Cup of Russia 2017 will take place on the Sochi Autodrom track, which has not yet had time to cool down after the enchanting battles of FORMULA 1! 20 racing cars and the strongest pilots will gather on the starting grid: the winner of last year's Mitjet Cup of Russia Dmitry Gvazava, the Champion of Blancpain Sprint Pro Am Alexey Karachev, the triumphant of the first FORMULA 1 VTB Grand Prix of Russia 2017 Ivan Lukashevich, the winner of the Mitjet Endurance race Konstantin Gugkaev, the leader of the overall Mitjet Arctic Cup 2017 Mikhail Makarovsky, the champion Russia in the «Touring» class, the winner of the Russian Cup in the «Super-production» class Vladimir Strelchenko and many others.
The new season for the Russian Mitjet racing series promises to be the most successful and intriguing. Before the start of the Mitjet 2017 Russian Cup, two stages of the Mitjet Arctic Cup 2017 have already been held, the second of which took place as part of the support race of the Russian FORMULA 1 stage in Sochi. The Russian Mitjet racing series opened the legendary motorsport championship for the second time, becoming the only domestic series honored to be part of the racing weekend of the "royal" races.
In the 2017 season, the Mitjet Cup of Russia is developing in all directions: both in the direction of increasing the number of stages and pilots, and in the direction of expanding its own geography. This year, six stages of the Mitjet Cup of Russia will take place — two each in Sochi (Sochi Autodrom), in Kazan (Kazan Ring) and in Moscow (Moscow Raceway). According to the results of the six stages, the winner of the Russian Cup in the Mitjet class will be determined in mid-September.
The format of the Mitjet Cup of Russia includes two races, each of which goes to the overall standings of the Cup of Russia. The first race starts at 13:00, the second race starts at 16:00. Both races will be broadcast on the federal sports TV channel «MatchTV».
Motorsport fans will be able to personally communicate with their favorite racers during an autograph session. And for those who are just getting acquainted with the world of motorsport, we offer to look at the racing kitchen «from the inside» by walking along the starting grid — the starting point of racing time. For true gourmets, the organizers have prepared an exciting program: a spectacular motorcycle stunt show and an interesting exposition of tuning cars, which will be located in front of the Main Grandstand of Sochi Autodrom.
And that's not all! Also, 21 participants of the first stage of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship will enter the most modern track in Europe, which will make the joint race weekend truly unforgettable.