SRO And Belcar For 2007?
As already known for a little while, Circuit Zolder, the actual promoters of the Belcar Series, and SRO are negotiating about the future for Belcar – writes Joost Custers. Earlier this month, we published the new sporting rules and classes for Belcar in 2007, and FIA GT3 cars were awarded an important place in the Belcar series. With SRO likely to be involved in Belcar next year, the future of the Belgian series seems headed even more towards GT3.

Olivier De Wilde, the motorsport journalist of La Dernière Heure, the leading sports journal for French-speaking Belgium, today published a long interview with Pascal Witmeur, the right hand man of SRO in its discussions with Belcar.

In this interview Roger Dejaeghere, the new director of Circuit Zolder, confirmed the negotiations. “Indeed, we are talking with Stephane Ratel and Pascal Witmeur about the future of the series. We’ll stay as owners of the Belcar brand, but they (SRO) could do the entire practical organisation and the promotion of the series. SRO has huge experience and is right now running national GT3 series already in some countries - and promoting a series isn’t the core business of Circuit Zolder. Personally, I believe in the concept of GT3 for national series and I believe that this should work for Belgium too.”

Pascal Witmeur also confirmed the conversations that have been taking place: “Everything should be ready within a few days and the final project will be presented at the Belcar party on December 8, in Spa. If we do it, GT3 will be the major class and the overall winner should be a GT3, even if the Belcar Specials (all GT2 cars etc.) will have a chance too. Silhouettes and Touring Cars will no longer be allowed, not even in the 24 hours of Zolder. But wait and see, as this is not definitive yet.”

 

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