The GP3 Series has revised its 2011 calendar after failing to gain a space on the support bill for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Series organisers had hoped to race around the streets of Monte Carlo this year, but a lack of space in the principality in which to fit the thirty-car paddock has put an end to these plans.

The season will now be made up of eight rounds, though a two-day test session has been added to the schedule for June in order to increase the mileage for the young drivers. The date and venue of this test will be confirmed soon.

GP3 Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “It is an unfortunate situation. We were really hoping to bring GP3 to Monaco this season and we all tried our hardest to make this happen, but the lack of space this year meant that we have to postpone. However, we are very eager to make it happen sooner or later.”