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SRO Launches Nordic, Central, Belgian GT4 Cups

SRO announces Nordic, Central European and Belgium GT4 cups…

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The SRO Motorsports Group has announced the launch of three GT4 cups focused on events in Scandinavia, central Europe and Belgium.

The three new additions will be the GT4 Nordic European Cup, GT4 Central European Cup and GT4 Belgium.

They will run alongside the GT4 European Series and GT4 France series which have come out of the existing GT4 European Series Northern Cup and Southern Cup, respectively.

The five series will all be open to GT4-homologated cars running with the SRO’s Balance of Performance.

GT driver and 2015 Nürburgring 24 winner Edward Sandstroem will oversee the Nordic series which will feature five events in Sweden and Norway.

The GT4 Central European Cup will be made up of five races in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Slovakia, meanwhile.

While GT4 Belgium won’t have its own races, it comprises a mix of GT4 Central and GT4 European Series events. Separate podiums and points will be awarded to the GT4 Belgium entries.

“GT4 has proven incredibly successful around the world thanks to increasing manufacturer involvement, sensible budgets and balanced racing,” commented SRO CEO and founder Stephane Ratel.

“However, with the class also now considered a viable option for young professionals, it is even more important that we continue to recognise and provide for amateur drivers taking their first steps on the GT ladder.

“Through our French series, which has just enjoyed an incredibly successful first season, we have established exactly what these drivers need.

“This will be reflected in our GT4 Nordic, Central and Belgium championships, which offer an opportunity to compete locally against similarly experienced drivers without the added cost and time pressures of travelling across the continent.

“This is the logical next step for GT4, which we hope will ultimately enjoy a standalone presence in more regions across Europe and beyond.”

2018 GT4 Nordic European Cup Schedule:
June 3 – Falkenberg
June 15-17 – Rudskogen
July 21 – Tierp Arena
Aug. 4 – Mantorp Park
Aug. 29 – Gellerasen Karlskoga*
Oct. 6 – Ring Knutstorp*

*The final round will be held either at Gellerasen Karlskoga or Ring Knutstorp

2018 GT4 Central European Cup Schedule:
April 28-29 – Most
May 19-20 – Red Bull Ring
June 30-July 1 – Nürburgring
Aug. 18-19 – Slovakiaring
Oct. 6-7 – Zandvoort

2018 GT4 Belgium Schedule:
Apr. 7-8 – Zolder
June 30-July 1 – Nürburgring
July 21-22 – Spa-Francorchamps
Sept. 15-16 – Nürburgring
Oct. 6-7 – Zandvoort

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Dave

    December 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Are there not too many championships ? Will it not affect the number of entries per venue ?

    • Matt

      December 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Probably. Do they seem to care? No. They ruined Pirelli Challenge with their SprintX BS and haven’t looked back.

    • daedalus

      December 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      They won’t have an issue with numbers I think, GT4 is becoming very popular in Europe as costs in GT3 have risen. The GT4 Championships last year were at near capacity so I think they are just making room for more.

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