Zolder Retains Place On Sprint GT Calendar


Audi and Lamborghini crews shared the wins at Zolder in 2013 (Credit: VIMAGES/Fabre)

A pair of 60-minute races at Zolder have been added to the Blancpain GT Series calendar. The date at the Belgian circuit replaces the event at Navarra included on the series’ provisional calendar revealed last month.

The announcement means the track will remain part of the GT Sprint series, having been one of the venues for the FIA GT Series during 2013.

The 4km track will host the penultimate round of the series on October 10-12. Teams will leave the Limburg circuit with only the Baku World Challenge races in Azerbaijan left on their schedule.

“Zolder has played an important part in the history of SRO’s various international GT series,” said Stepane Ratel, CEO of series organisers the SRO Motorsports Group. “Having hosted rounds of almost every series we have promoted, I am delighted that we will be returning there with our new Blancpain GT Series, which is an important chapter in the series’ history. For me, Circuit Zolder has many happy memories associated with it, for it provides close competitive racing on a genuinely thrilling layout, and is one of the most popular circuits for public attendance too, and we hope that 2014 will be no different.”

The sprint portion of the Blancpain GT Series consists of seven events, starting at Nogaro on April 18-21. Brands Hatch hosts the UK round of the championship on May 17-18. Also included in the schedule are Zandvoort, the Slovakia Ring and Portimao before Zolder and Baku close the season.