British GT 2016 calendar announced
British GT championship season 2016 will have nine rounds at the same seven venues as in 2015.
But, there is one big change as for the first time since 2005, Oulton Park won’t be a host of the opening race and Brands Hatch has been awarded the slot for the next season.
After some small changes in the schedule, there will be no date clashes with any Blancpain Endurance or Sprint Series rounds, thus reinforcing the prospect of teams and drivers competing in more than one championship.
“I’m delighted that next season’s British GT calendar will mix elements of continuity with a slightly re-jigged format. We’re always keen to explore new opportunities but, after consulting with our teams, believe retaining the same seven circuits as this season was the best option. Obviously moving the opening round away from Oulton wasn’t a decision we took lightly. It’s always been a fantastic host and I’m sure the local crowd’s enthusiasm for British GT will be as evident over a May Bank Holiday as it has been during the traditional Easter date. But we were keen to try something different and Brands Hatch, which staged a brilliant race last season, offered that opportunity,” said British GT Championship Manager Benjamin Franassovici.
British GT 2016 season schedule
Round 1: April 16/17: Brands Hatch GP (2-hour race)
Round 2: April 30/May 1: Rockingham (2-hour race)
Rounds 3 & 4: May 28/30: Oulton Park (2x 1-hour races)
Round 5: June 11/12: Silverstone 500 (3-hour race)
Round 6: July 8/9: Spa-Francorchamps (2-hour race)Ž
Rounds 7 & 8: August 6/7: Snetterton 300 (2x 1-hour races)
Round 9: September 10/11: Donington Park (2-hour race)