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Valencia to Host Final Round of 2021 Sprint Season

Valencia to make GTWC Europe Sprint Cup debut next year as 2021 finale…

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SRO Motorsports Group has confirmed that next year’s GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup season will conclude at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Valencia, which is new to the championship, fills the final TBA slot that was left on the provisional 2021 calendar released at the Total 24 Hours of Spa in October.

The combination of a late September date and Spanish location for the Sprint Cup finale is designed to reduce the logistical requirements for teams also competing in the Endurance Cup season, which is due to end two weeks later at Barcelona. 

An SRO series last visited Valencia in 2004 when the track hosted round two of that year’s FIA GT Championship campaign.

Valencia is best-known as a motorcycle racing venue, but it also recently held the official pre-season test for the 2020-21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

The circuit will stage round five of next year’s Sprint Cup series, coming after meetings at Brands Hatch, Magny-Cours, Zandvoort and Misano.

The Endurance Cup season, which is also made up of five rounds, consists of events at Monza, Paul Ricard, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Nürburgring and Barcelona.

2021 GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Schedule
Mar. 11-12 – testing at Paul Ricard
Apr. 16-18 – Monza (Endurance)
May. 1-2 – Brands Hatch (Sprint)
May. 7-9 – Magny-Cours (Sprint)
May. 28-30 – Paul Ricard (Endurance)
Jun. 18-20 – Zandvoort (Sprint)
Jun. 22-23 – testing at Spa
Jul. 2-4 – Misano (Sprint)
Jul. 29-Aug. 1 – Total 24 Hours of Spa (Endurance)
Sep. 3-5 – Nürburgring (Endurance)
Sep. 25-26 – Valencia (Sprint)
Oct. 8-10 – Barcelona (Endurance)

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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