GT Cup Championship Announces 23 Race 2012 Schedule


The GT Cup Championship will begin and end the 2012 season at Donington Park
The GT Cup Championship will begin and end the 2012 season at Donington Park

The 2012 GT Cup Championship will be run across eight weekends and 23 races at six different UK racetracks.

Next season the Bute Motorsport run championship will run once more under the MSRV banner, and the series will race at three MSV owned tracks, visiting Brands Hatch twice while also racing at Snetterton and Oulton Park.

Donington Park hosts both the season opener and finale, falling on October 6-7. All weekends will include three races, with the exception of Oulton Park on July 21, which will host only two races.

“It's a great calendar,” said championship founder Marc Haynes  “We're going to Donington Park twice which is always good and we are back at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. New for 2012 will see the GT Cup Championship head up to Scotland to tackle the Knockhill circuit for what should be a really special event. I'm pleased with the progress made with the championship for next season, its early days still but I'm looking forward to next year.”

The current crop of GT3 machinery, including the Ferrari 458, will be eligible for the series in 2012, with a chassis dyno – also new for 2012 season – to aid with performance balancing across the field.

2012 GT Cup Championship calendar

April 28-29 – Donington Park
May 12-13 – Silverstone National
June 16-17 – Brands Hatch Indy
June 30-July 1 – Snetterton 300
July 21 – Oulton Park
August 18-19 – Brands Hatch GP
September 8-9 – Knockhill
October 6-7 – Donington Park