It’s Looking Like GT3 & Cup – For British
Stephane Ratel has made it clear in Autosport this week
that unless six GT2 cars are set to race in the Avon Tyres British
GT Championship – ideally two Ferraris, two Panozes and two
Porsches – then the top class of 2006 will be no more in 2007.
That will mean
the championship will cater for GT3s and Cup cars. The
magazine article doesn’t make it clear that the Cup cars will
be welcome (the reverse in fact), but Stephane Ratel has confirmed
to dailysportscar today that “the Cup class
is 100% confirmed. We always said it brings a nice diversity to
the grid and shall be maintained.”
The Cup Class seemed to be on the point of exclusion
back in June, a situation that was then clarified – but the
comment above couldn’t be clearer. The Cup Class is definitely
On the subject
of GT3 championships, Autosport suggests that SRO will
have a hand in Belcar next year (as brought to you by Joost Custers
on dsc recently), that a new GT3 series will become part of the
FFSA series in France, and that the German GT Championship for 2007
will also cater for GT3s.
SRO is also working on a GT3 project in Brazil,
so it looks as though there will be GT3 championships all over the
planet before long.