GT4 European Series becomes part of SRO Motorsports Group

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After having trusted GT-future with the running of the GT4 European Series over the last two year, SRO Motorsports Group has announced that it has taken back responsibility in the series promotion. SRO states that under its control, will be able to grow thanks to pairings with other established series at premier European racetracks. Max Braams will remain the series manager.

The calendar of the GT4 European Series stays largely unchanged, with the highlight of the season Pau Grand-Prix, retaining its slot at May 15th. Newcomers on the agenda compared to 2015 are Monza in Italy and Silverstone in the United Kingdom.

The format of Pro/ Am, Am and Am/ Am drivers remains the same in 2016. In comparison with recent years, two events will now feature endurance races alongside the British GT Championship. The other events will include the regular 255 minutes of track time over a weekend that includes two free practice sessions, qualifying and two fifty-minute races. The championship eyes international television coverage and an extensive (online) communication programme similar to last seasons.

“I am delighted to welcome GT4 racing back in our family as a full member,”¬†commented Stephane Ratel, founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group. “Over the past years we saw that GT4 racing can be very competitive and is getting more and more popular. Therefore I expect that in the years to come new GT4 cars will be developed by both the major manufacturers and private tuners. We have a challenging calendar for 2016 with both sprint and endurance races and a street race in Pau as a bonus.”

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