Connect with us

GT World Challenge Europe

Sprint Cup to Remain at Brands Hatch Through 2025

Brands Hatch to remain on GTWC Europe calendar through 2025 at least…

Photo: Dirk Bogaerts/SRO

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup will continue to race at Brands Hatch until 2025 at least under an extension of the current deal.

Series organizer SRO Motorsports Group and circuit owner MotorSport Vision have furthered their agreement that confirms the British venue on the next two GTWC Europe calendars after 2023.

Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout will host a pair of 60-minute Sprint Cup races for the ninth time in May, having been part of every season bar one since 2014.

The event was canceled in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic but returned the following year as the penultimate round before taking the season-opener slot in 2022.

“SRO has significant history at this track and it has become one of the cornerstones of the Fanatec GT Sprint Cup since staging its first race meeting in 2014,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.

“Almost a decade on it remains immensely popular with both fans and drivers, so I expect a very positive reaction to the news that we will continue to visit through at least 2025.

David Willey, MSV Group Motorsport Events Manager, added: “I’m delighted that we will continue to host Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS until at least 2025.

“The Fanatec GT Sprint Cup meeting has been a consistent fixture on our calendar for coming up to a decade now, and it’s fantastic that the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will retain its place on the international sports car and GT racing scene.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with the SRO Motorsports Group, both on its international and domestic events, and we’re looking forward to continuing that successful relationship.”

In addition to Sprint Cup, Brands Hatch also hosts the penultimate round of the SRO-managed Intelligent Money British GT Championship.

The GTWC Europe fixture has developed into the highest-profile international sports car race meeting held in the U.K. since the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, GTWC Europe Endurance Cup and International GT Open all stopped visiting Silverstone after 2019.

Team WRT is the most successful Sprint Cup team at Brands Hatch to date, with six victories including sweeps of the event in 2015 and 2018.

Lamborghini outfit Grasser Racing Team has also swept the weekend twice, while AF Corse delivered Ferrari’s first overall Sprint Cup victory in seven years last time out.

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.

Click to comment

More in GT World Challenge Europe