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Changes Made to 2020 GT4 America Schedules

Lime Rock in, Portland out as Pirelli GT4 America firms up its 2020 calendar…

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A series of changes have been made to the schedule for next year’s Pirelli GT4 America series, including the addition of Lime Rock Park to the SprintX bill.

The original version of the calendar, released in July, included several to-be-confirmed rounds and dates, but these have all been filled in by this week’s latest announcement.

Pirelli GT4 cars will return to the 1.5-mile Lime Rock circuit after a one-year absence for the third round of the two-driver SprintX championship in April.

This will come after races at Circuit of The Americas in March and on the streets of Long Beach in April.

The COTA weekend was originally slated to be reserved for the SprintX series, but will also host the single-driver Sprint format.

This adjustment appears to reflect the transfer of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round in May from SprintX to Sprint, keeping each series at eight events.

Additionally, Portland International Raceway has been removed entirely after two years on the schedule.

The Oregon venue was originally set to host both Sprint and SprintX in a TBA June date slot but has since dropped off the calendar, leaving a two-month gap between VIR and Sonoma.

Both formats will conclude at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October, on the weekend of the inaugural Indianapolis 8 Hour.

Pirelli GT4 America Schedule:
Mar 6-8— Circuit of The Americas (Sprint, SprintX)
Mar. 13-15 — St. Petersburg (Sprint)
Apr. 17-19 — Long Beach (SprintX)
May. 8-9 — Lime Rock Park (SprintX)
May. 15-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Sprint)
Jun. 5-7 — Virginia International Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 7-9 — Sonoma Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 28-30 — Road America (Sprint, SprintX)
Sep. 18-20 — Watkins Glen (Sprint, SprintX)
Oct. 1-3 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sprint, SprintX)

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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