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Blancpain Sprint, Endurance Set for Further Integration

New name Blancpain Sprint, Endurance Cups to feature in Blancpain GT Series…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency/SRO

Photo: Vision Sport Agency/SRO

There will be further integration between the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance Series for next year, with the introduction of new series names and added incentives for teams to compete in the full Blancpain GT Series.

The SRO Motorsports Group-run championships will now be known as the Blancpain Sprint Cup and Blancpain Endurance Cup in 2016, including a harmonization of the classes between the two Cups.

As previously announced, Sprint Cup weekends will see the introduction of the Am Cup, reserved for two Bronze-rated drivers, as well as a dedicated Bronze/Silver test session, which was launched in the Endurance Series last year.

Additionally, the driver pairing requirements for the Pro-Am Cup have been harmonized, with the Pro Cup remaining open to all driver combinations in both Cups.

The changes come as part of an effort to boost car counts in the Sprint Cup, which often featured grids of less than 20 cars this year. It will feature a reduced five-round calendar and a move to larger Formula One-grade circuits, such as Barcelona and the Hungaroring.

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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