The 2007 FIA GT Championship Calendar
And Other Details

The World Motor Sport Council has just approved this calendar for 2007.

25 March CN Zhuhai
06 May GB Silverstone
20 May* RO Bucarest (City)**
24 June I Monza
8 July* D Oschersleben
29 July B 24 Hrs Spa
08 September I Adria
23 September* CZ Brno
30 September* F Nogaro
or 7 October*
21 October B Zolder

*Pending the ASN’s confirmation.
**Pending the homologation of the circuit.

So out go events at Interlagos and Buenos Aires, which were proposed by Stephane Ratel at Spa in late July. Out go Paul Ricard and Dijon, plus Mugello.

Out to goes Dubai (eight GT1s are on the ship to next month’s race) - but GT3s will go to Dubai next November. Out goes the Hungaroring too.

In are Zhuhai, Bucarest, Monza, Nogaro and Zolder (taking advantage of a joint meeting with Belcar). So plans to race on other continents are at least on hold for now (apart from the event in China).

And the biggest change of all is that apart from Spa, races will last for two hours, not three (with two mandatory pitstops).

The GT3 events will take place at Silverstone, Buc(h)arest, Monza and Brno - plus Dubai (mentioned above) - while a GT3 relay event will take place within the Spa 24 Hours.

Other cost reduction exercises:
Events will be run over two days.
Each car will be allowed to use a maximum three engines per season.
Each car will use a single set of gearbox ratios for the entire season and a maximum of three final drives homologated by the FIA.
The championship will have a sole supplier of brakes, homologated by the FIA.

Following the acceptance of these principles, detailed regulations will be submitted to the December World Council.

Shell has won the tender to be the sole fuel supplier to the 2007 and 2008 FIA GT Championships.

"The combination of exciting circuits, shorter meetings and enhanced television coverage should help to make 2007 an exciting tenth anniversary season for the FIA GT Championship," concludes SRO's statement.

 

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