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Seven Manufacturers Confirmed for Global GT World Challenge

Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, Audi Sport, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, BMW confirmed for this year…

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SRO Motorsports Group has confirmed seven GT3 manufacturers for its global Fanatec GT World Challenge series, which is set to span four continents and 29 rounds this year.

The manufacturer championship, which takes into account races in Europe, America, Asia and Australia, kicks off this weekend at Sonoma Raceway for GTWC America competitors, followed by GTWC Australia at Bathurst next weekend and the first round of GTWC Europe Endurance Cup at Monza later next month.

GTWC Asia, which returned to the schedule last year, will begin its season in Buriram in mid-May.

Four-time and defending champions Mercedes-AMG will return in its quest for a five-peat, joined by Ferrari, Audi Sport, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche and BMW. It is the same lineup that took part in 2022.

The best-finishing GT3 car per brand in each continental series earns points, with scores multiplied by the number of cars competing in each class to produce the final amount.

Participating manufacturers are not required to have representation on all four continents, although doing so will improve its chances of earning the title.

“The Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS is looking strong for 2023, with grids at capacity in Europe and Asia, as well as strong growth in America and Australia,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.

“This is a remarkable global series, specifically designed for manufacturers involved in customer racing, where they can show their strength across the categories and around the world. We look forward to another year of top-class GT3 competition.”

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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