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Ten Rounds on Provisional 2021 Calendar

GTWC Europe sets provisional calendar for 2021 with 10 rounds across Endurance and Sprint…

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GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS has announced its provisional 2021 calendar with a total of 10 events split evenly between the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup series.

Following the shake-up of this season’s calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic, the next season of GTWC Europe is set to take on a more familiar format with five rounds each for Endurance and Sprint.

Endurance Cup is due to get underway in April with a trip to Monza, which returns to the bill after being replaced by Imola for the 2020 season opener.

There will then be two long-distance rounds in May including the Paul Ricard 1000km, leading into the Total 24 Hours of Spa headline event on July 29-August 1.

The Endurance Cup season will conclude at the Nürburgring – where GTWC Europe is racing this weekend – on an early September date.

Sprint Cup also features five rounds with Brands Hatch set to begin proceedings on the early May bank holiday weekend before visits to Zandvoort and Misano.

The dates of the final two sprints are yet to be decided, while Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been named as the site of the penultimate round.

The GTWC Europe meetings at Monza, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Spa, the Nürburgring and Barcelona will be supported by the GT4 European Series.

2021 GT World Challenge Europe calendar

Apr. 16-18 – Monza (Endurance)
May. 1-2 – Brands Hatch (Sprint)
May. 7-9 or May. 14-16 – TBA (Endurance)
May. 28-30 – Paul Ricard 1000km (Endurance)
Jun. 18-20 – Zandvoort (Sprint)
Jul. 2-4 – Misano (Sprint)
Jul. 29-Aug. 1 – Total 24 Hours of Spa (Endurance)
Sep. 3-5 – Nürburgring (Endurance)
Sep. 24-26 or Oct. 8-10 – Barcelona (Sprint)
Sep. 24-26 or Nov. 5-6 – TBA (Sprint)

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

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