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
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