Mil Milhas Becomes FIA GT Event In ‘07
Sergio Fonseca is certainly on the ball today, with news
from Brazil. He passes on the information that the Mil Milhas event
will become an FIA GT Championship race in 2007, the event to be
held in February or March, as the first event of next season.
It will remain as the Mil Milhas – that is,
a 1000 mile race.
An official press conference at Interlagos, at this
week’s event, was presented today by Stephane Ratel (SRO),
Jean Vinatier (FIA) Paulo Scaglione (CBA), Antonio Herrman (the
Mil Milhas promoter) and Ciro José (TV Globo).
"Since my Mil Milhas work started, my idea
was to add this race to the FIA GT schedule,” commented Antonio
Hermann this morning. “I’m very happy to complete 50
years of history looking to the future,” he added.
proud to mix great cars in great events, like the Spa 24 Hours in
Belgium, the Tourist Trophy, in England, and now Mil Milhas in Brazil,”
remarked SRO’s Stephane Ratel.
going to support FIA GT’s introduction in Brazil, just as
we did with F1 in the ‘70s,” commented Ciro José,
the Director of TV Globo. The TV company will be broadcasting coverage
of the whole 2006 FIA GT Championship throughout Brazil.
The addition of a race on another continent certainly
adds to the argument, put forward by SRO, that the FIA GT Championship
should qualify as a World GT series in 2007. The FIA requires the
chamionship to race on three continents, with an involvement from
press release confirming this news will be issued later today (January