As the British GT Championship enters its final two rounds, the series has announced its 2020 calendar. Professional Motorsport World Expo drivers Graham Johnson and Michael O’Brien currently sit half-a-point off of the GT4 ProAM title ahead of the Brands Hatch event this weekend.
For 2020, the same six circuits hosting a mix of one-, two- and three-hour races across seven rounds, means the series will remain relatively unchanged.
Lauren Granville, British GT championship manager said, “The calendar’s current format remains popular, so there’s no reason to make any major changes for 2020.
“Some of our teams were understandably eager for a break after the Spa 24 Hours, especially as British GT visits the same circuit one week earlier, so we’ve acted to relieve the current pressure in late July/early August.
“Equally, Donington’s additional date proved popular in June so we are delighted to have locked that in again. Ideally, we’d visit seven different circuits, but with no credible alternatives currently available in the UK, Donington provides the perfect fit.”
The Brands Hatch date represents the most notable change, shifting from the first to final August weekend to relieve pressure on teams also contesting the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
That change sees British GT’s traditional Donington Decider pushed back one week to September 19-20.
As is tradition, the season begins on Easter weekend at Oulton Park where both 60-minute races are scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday. Snetterton then hosts two more hour-long contests before British GT’s only three-hour race – the blue riband Silverstone 500 – occupies its usual slot over June 6-7.
Donington’s GP circuit hosts the first of its two 120-minute races a fortnight later before the series travels to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for the SRO Speedweek. Brands Hatch and Donington then round out the season after the summer break in August and September.
The British GT website is live streaming the penultimate race of the series, which starts at 13:00 (UK-time).