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FIA GT Nations Cup Qualifying Format Established

Results from two qualifying races will be combined to decide FIA GT Nations Cup grid…

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The qualifying format for this weekend’s inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup has been clarified, with results from both qualifying races combined to decide the grid for the main race.

Three races of 60 minutes each will take place, with the first two serving as equal qualifying races ahead of the main race.

The event sporting regulations explain that points will be awarded following each qualifying race, based on cars’ classifications, with the winner scoring one point and second-place car scoring two points. 

All cars will score points, including cars that retire, and the points totals from the two qualifying races will be combined to decide the grid for Saturday evening’s main race, with the car on the fewest points taking pole.

If two cars score the same total points, the car with the fastest race lap from either qualifying race will start ahead.

Cars that fail to start one or both of the qualifying races will start from the back of the field.

The grid for the first qualifying race will be drawn up based on the drivers in the first qualifying session, while the second qualifying race will be based on Q2 times.

GT4 International Cup competitors will follow the same format.

The first GT Nations Cup qualifying race gets underway at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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