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SRO Proposes ‘GT3 Cup of Nations’ Event for Sochi

Pro-Am GT3 event proposed for Sochi Autodrom on Oct. 20-21, 2018…

Photo: Sochi Autodrom

The FIA’s World Cup for GT3 Pro-Am drivers could be held in Russia, with SRO Motorsports Group having proposed a ‘GT3 Cup of Nations’ concept to the FIA for approval.

Stephane Ratel revealed the proposal Friday at SRO’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Paris.

The event, to be held at the Sochi Autodrom on Oct. 20-21, 2018, would feature a three-sprint race format comprised of Silver and Bronze-rated drivers, each paired in a car according to their nationality.

Only one car per nation would be allowed, in a similar concept to the annual Race of Champions.

The project is subject to the approval by the FIA GT Commission and the World Motor Sport Council, which meets next on Dec. 6

The Pro-Am-enforced event would compliment the existing FIA GT World Cup, which shifted to professional-only drivers this year, with the FIA having opened the tender process for a Pro-Am World Cup in August. 

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 Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Ratfink

    November 24, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I don’t know that this particular sh*t is going to stick to the wall, but you do you, fam.

  2. jrw

    November 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I’m rooting for Andorra. Unless the Vatican gets an entry.

    • thomas

      November 26, 2017 at 5:22 am

      I’ve got Liechtenstein

  3. Matt

    November 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Ratel needs to give it a rest, there’s already a bunch of GT3 series out there with low entry counts.

  4. NaBUru38

    November 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I wonder how many non-European drivers would enter the event.

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