SRO Motorsports Group has extended its agreement to run and promote the Intelligent Money British GT Championship through to the end of the 2025 season at least.
The five-year extension of its partnership with the British national sporting authority Motorsport UK means that British GT will enter a third decade under SRO’s organization.
SRO took the reins of British GT in 2004 and introduced the global GT3 and GT4 categories that have since become a staple of the domestic championship.
“No series has been part of SRO Motorsports Group’s portfolio longer than the Intelligent Money British GT Championship, and I think that longevity speaks for itself,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.
“However, it’s also a very important element within global GT racing and wider motorsport.
“Many teams, drivers and staff gain experience in British GT before embarking on European and international programs. These are often SRO-run events that use the same common regulations, but GT3 and GT4 is now so widespread that the sky really is the limit.
“Motorsport in general benefits from this universal platform, including the UK which remains one of the best-represented industries.”
The renewal of the agreement will include a push for greater visibility of Motorsport UK’s promotional activities, including its campaigns to highlight grassroots racing.
This is set to start from the upcoming 2021 season, which is due to open with a round at Brands Hatch on May 22-23.
“We are delighted to extend our long-standing relationship with the SRO Motorsports Group for a further five years,” said Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers.
“Stephane Ratel and his highly professional team have developed a fantastic formula, which works incredibly well for the British GT Championship.
“The caliber of drivers and teams that return year after year, aligned with the professionalism of the series, produces exceptional racing – with the title fight frequently going down to the final round.
“We look forward to working with SRO to ensure the continued success of the championship and as a platform to engage with new audiences and promote motorsport in general.”