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Deadline Looming on Future GTE Regulations

Decision on new-for-2016 GTE regs to be made by end of month…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

In the wake of the GT convergence fallout, the future of the GTE platform is set to be decided by the end of the month.

ACO Sporting Director Vincent Beaumesnil confirmed the proposed common GT regulations, which were to be introduced in 2016, could still form the basis for an overhaul of the GTE class in under two years’ time.

“At this stage we are in discussion with the parties involved, all of the manufacturers, to decide if we will keep the current rules or if we will introduce the rules that have been discussed in the frame of GT convergence,” Beaumesnil told Sportscar365.

Beaumesnil said a decision has not yet been made. A manufacturer’s meeting is scheduled for next week in Le Mans, which would likely determine the category’s future path.

“It has to be for 2016,”Beaumesnil said. “We don’t want to have any delays and spend another six months in discussions and meetings.

“People need to launch their projects and build their cars. We want a clear answer by the end of this month.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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