THE DNRT PEUGEOT 206 GTi CUP
Race with us in 2021
Interested in racing with us in 2021? That's possible! Several teams offer 206 GTi Cup cars for arrive and drive, which comes including mechanical service, driver coaching and if needed help with getting your racing license. If you're interested in this service we advice to either contact one of the teams, or the Cup Organization, directly:
Welcome to the DNRT Peugeot 206 GTi Cup, the newest and most popular championship in the DNRT. The DNRT is the largest organizer of amateur-level motorsports events in The Netherlands and responsible for many successful budget racing series. The 206 GTi Cup was successfully founded in 2017 and is a very accessible, low-cost and fun platform for new and aspiring racing drivers. On average, 40+ cars take part in every race.
Why the 206?
The incredibly popular Peugeot 206 GTi is one of the last great hot-hatches. The car has a 2-litre 16V engine that produces around 145bhp. Add those figures to its low weight and it becomes the ideal “rookie” racing car. The 206 is the best sold Peugeot in the Netherlands ever, and therefore cars and parts are widely available. The car is easy and neutral to drive, but it is notorious for its slight lift-off oversteer and therefore immense fun. The 206 GTi base car costs around €1000. Of course, several changes need to be made to the car before you’re allowed to enter races with it.
The DNRT offers a mandatory kit that consists of all the necessary parts you need to turn your 206 into a racing car. This includes a roll cage, rims and tires, a racing seat, competition dampers and springs and all other small items you will need. This kit costs €2.750 and can be ordered here. All individual parts can be seen here and can be ordered separately. Please note that only cars built with the official kit can take part, and this guide offers all information on which parts to remove from the car before building. When ordering a kit we will supply you with all the necessary info on how to proceed. The running-costs are low, and apart from tire pressures and ride height, nothing on the car is adjustable. That means you won’t have to worry about setups, and everything comes down to driver skill.
I want to take part, what do I do?
The first step for a new racing driver is to obtain a car. You can either build your own by ordering the Kit or buy a complete car. Listings can be found here. It is also possible to hire a car for a day or the whole season, information and links to the teams can be found here. You will also need a racing license to be allowed in official races, a club-level license will suffice and, of course, FIA-approved clothing will also be required. A complete guide with all the steps can be found here. After completing these steps, you are basically ready to start racing! If you need any information or have questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Where and when does the 206 GTi Cup race?
The DNRT 206 GTi Cup races at all DNRT B events. These are one-day events consisting of a free practice session, a qualifying and two 25-minute sprint-races. Sometimes the free-practice session is substituted by a third race. These events will be held on the Benelux’s most prominent racetracks. Zandvoort and Assen and are on the 2021 calendar, with Zolder likely to join. The entry fee for each individual event is around €350, and registration takes place through . The 2021 calendar is available here.
Everyone is welcome in the 206 GTi Cup. The focus is on new drivers with no experience, but you are more than welcome to join if you have raced before. There is a separate classification for rookie drivers to encourage participation and make it more fun!
Which racing license do I need?
In order to compete in the DNRT 206 GTi Cup you'll need either a club-level Dutch Racing license which you can get through completing a course at a racing school in The Netherlands, or a racing license from your home country which allows you to compete in a series organised by a foreign club. Usually you can recognise if the license is valid by the EU-flag on the license.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us at . And we hope to see you on track soon!