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2017 Blancpain GT Asia Schedule Released

Six-event, 12-race schedule revealed for 2017…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

SRO Motorsports Group has confirmed the calendar for the inaugural Blancpain GT Series Asia, which will feature six rounds over 12 races next year.

Announced in July, the new sprint race championship utilizes GT3 and GT4-spec machinery on two one-hour races on each weekend. It follows the same sporting regulations that are used in the British GT Championship.

The season will kick off at Sepang in April before making trips to Buriram, Suzuka, Fuji, Shanghai before closing out at the all-new Zhejiang Circuit, also in China.

The new-for-2017 championship will award $300,000 in prize money, with $50,000 available at each round, split between the two classes.

Blancpain GT Asia is expected to go in direct competition with the established GT Asia series, which features a similar format.

2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia Schedule:

April 8-9 – Sepang (Malaysia)
May 20-21 – Chang (Thailand)
June 24-25 – Suzuka (Japan)
Aug. 19-20 – Fuji (Japan)
Sept. 23-24 – Shanghai (China)
Oct. 21-22 – Zheijang (China)

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Justin Porter

    October 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Too exciting! GT3 and GT4 running together ought to make for some particularly fun events especially given the major differences in the way in which GT4 machines perform (Maserati Gran Turismo VS KTM Xbow for instance)

  2. JamieR

    October 20, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Looks good to me! British GT is always solid viewing, so this combo of GT3/GT4 n tracks like Suzuka certainly has potential

  3. Robert

    October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I’m glad to see them at Suzuka, and most of the schedule should be fine really. I am a bit concerned though, about how well multi-class racing is going to work at Zhejiang.

  4. Anon

    October 23, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Here’s hoping they hold the races in the late morning so they’ll be watchable in the U.S. on Friday/Saturday nights.

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