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SRO America Schedules Released; Indy Round Added

Dates confirmed for GT3, GT4 and TC America; Indianapolis 8 Hour joins GT3 schedule…

Photo: Brian Cleary/SRO

The 2020 schedules for SRO Motorsports America’s three core championships in GT3, GT4 and TC have been announced.

Six of the seven venues on the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America trail have been retained, while the Indianapolis will be introduced as the season finale.

It means that SRO America’s GT3 sprint competition will join the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli field for the newly created event on Oct. 3-4. 

Circuit of The Americas is retained as the first round of the GT3 season, while Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will become the second round, swapping places with Virginia International Raceway.

The VIR weekend, which took place in late April this year, has been moved to the early June slot previously taken up by Sonoma Raceway.

The Californian circuit will continue as the fourth event of the year but is taking place two months later than in 2019.

It will be followed by rounds Road America and Watkins Glen, before a three-week break until the new endurance race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

GT4 America is set to support all six of the Blancpain GT World Challenge America sprint rounds, in addition to five other events.

The single-driver Sprint and two-driver SprintX formats will hold eight rounds each, with the latter losing its West Cup only round which fed into the now-canceled California 8 Hours.

SRO Motorsports America President and CEO Greg Gill indicated to Sportscar365 that the TBD dates on the GT4 calendar will likely be be filled on existing IndyCar weekends, or a potential return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which has been confirmed as the 2019 season finale.

TC America’s calendar was also released on Friday, featuring nine dates shared with the published GT3 and GT4 weekends.

Additionally, SRO confirmed the formation of the GT2 Sports Club America, for GT2-spec cars in a five-round calendar for 2020.

GT World Challenge America Schedule:
Mar/Apr. TBA — Circuit of The Americas
May. 16-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jun. 6-7 — Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 8-9 — Sonoma Raceway
Aug. 29-30 — Road America
Sep. 19-20 — Watkins Glen
Oct. 3-4 — Indianapolis 8 Hour

GT2 Sports Club America Schedule:
June 6-7 – Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 8-9 – Sonoma Raceway
Aug. 29-30 – Road America
Sept. 19-20 – Watkins Glen
Oct. 3-4 – Indianapolis

Pirelli GT4 America Schedule:
Mar/Apr. TBA — Circuit of The Americas (SprintX)
Mar. 14-15 — St. Petersburg (Sprint)
Apr. TBA — TBA location (Sprint)
May. TBA — TBA location (Sprint)
May. 16-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (SprintX)
Jun. 6-7 — Virginia International Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Jun. TBA — Portland International Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 8-9 — Sonoma Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 29-30 — Road America (Sprint, SprintX)
Sep. 19-20 — Watkins Glen (Sprint, SprintX)
Oct. TBA — TBA location (SprintX)

TC America Schedule:
Mar/Apr. — Circuit of The Americas
Mar. 14-15 — St. Petersburg
Jun. 6-7 — Virginia International Raceway
Jun. TBA — TBA location
Jul. TBA — TBA location
Aug. 8-9 — Sonoma Raceway
Aug. 29-30 — Road America
Sep. 19-20 — Watkins Glen
Oct. TBA — TBA location

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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