Final FIA GT Calendar
This is the final version of the 2006 FIA GT Championship calendar - to be submitted to the FIA World Council on March 22.

'Further to requests from a number of teams to reduce the necessary running budget for this season, the FIA GT Championship has opted to concentrate on European rounds, before going global in 2007. SRO has also chosen circuits which are well-suited for GT racing, with event promoters dedicated to attracting and entertaining the public,' are the words of the SRO statement.

The latest additions are in red.

April 11/12 Dijon Official test day and media launch
R1 May 5/7 RAC Tourist Trophy UK - Silverstone (FIA GT3 European Championship, Maserati Trofeo, Ferrari Challenge, Trofeo Pirelli & Coppa Shell)
R2 May 26/28 Matador Supercar 500 Czech Republic - Brno (Maserati Trofeo, CP Skoda Octavia Cup)
R3 July 01/02 Oschersleben SC 500 Germany - Oschersleben (FIA GT3 European Championship, Maserati Trofeo & Toyota Yaris Cup)
R4 July 26/30 Proximus 24 Hrs Belgium - Spa (FIA GT3 European Championship, British F3, Maserati Trofeo & World Series 3.5)
R5 August 18/20 Paul Ricard
R6 Sept. 01/03 Dijon Supercar 500 France - Dijon (FIA GT3 European Championship, Formula Palmer Audi)
R7 Sept. 15/17 Mugello Supercar 500 Italy - Mugello (FIA GT3 European Championship, British F3, Formula Palmer Audi & Maserati Trofeo)
R8 September 29/October 1 Bucharest Supercar 500 (Support package TBA)
R9 Adria October 13/15
R10 November 17th Dubai Supercar 500 Dubai
(Support package TBA).

This will be the first use of Paul Ricard for an international race meeting since the track was renovated in 2001. The series will 'go global' in 2007, starting with the Mil Milhas in Brazil, to be followed by Zhuhai in China.

'SRO is actively working on an event in Australia to complete this world-wide calendar. An increased transportation budget will be available to help teams, in order to ensure that costs are no higher than before.'


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