The cup is part of the FFSA calendar, which comprises six races this year.
French Cup events comprise free practice, (timed) qualifying, a warm-up on Sunday morning and four races spread over the weekend. The grid for races 1 and 3 is drawn up based on qualifying times in sessions 1 and 2. The grid for race 2 is determined by the results of race 1, with the reverse grid principle applied to the first three lines. The grid for race 4 reflects the results of race 3, again with the reverse grid for the first three lines. So, the fifth and sixth-placed trucks will take the first line of the grid for races 2 and 4, with the third and fourth-placed on the second line and first and second on the third line. In case of a tie, the results of race 1 will be considered.
No wonder this discipline is popular! A breathtaking tussle between 5.4-tonne, 1,050 hp trucks makes for excellent spectator sport. The impressive trucks are production vehicles, specially adapted for racing. Any superfluous trappings in the cabin and on the chassis are removed to make the vehicle lighter. Chassis are stiffened and suspension modified to suit track driving. Race-specific fittings such as a bucket seat, roll cages and a cut-out device are added.