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Moscow Blancpain Sprint Round Taking Shape

Russian round of the Blancpain Sprint Series takes shape…

Photo: Moscow State University

Photo: Moscow State University

The Russian round of the Blancpain Sprint Series on July 4-5 will take place on the streets surrounding the Lomonosov State University in the heart of Moscow, it has been revealed.

The anti-clockwise street circuit will be located near the outskirts of the Moskva River on the wide roads of University Square, giving the track a predominantly green setting.

The track layout will almost exclusively feature 90-degree turns, with an estimated length of 2.7 km (1.67 miles).

Additional entries are expected, with SMP Racing more than likely to bring an extra couple of Ferraris, but due to the length of the track the size of the grid has been restricted to 24 cars.

The event will run under the Moscow City Racing banner, which has been held as a motorsport showcase for the Russian crowd since 2008.

As is the case with the season-ending Baku World Challenge, teams will be rewarded with a starting fee, worth 20,000 Euros ($22,000) per car in Moscow.

However, the organizers do not cover logistical costs, with teams being able to transport their equipment to the Russian capital by trucks.

The event will run over two days, with practice and qualifying scheduled on Saturday, followed by both sprint races on Sunday.

Local promoter Korsa Club already has a wealth of experience, having previously hosted events such as the Russian DTM round, while it will also take on Formula E next month, on a circuit located around the Kremlin.

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.


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