The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge will make its debut on the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship support package next season, replacing the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at two meetings.
The GT5 Challenge, which regularly supports the Avon Tyres British GT Championship across Britain and its annual overseas round, will make appearances at Thruxton (07/08 May) and Croft (18/19 June) alongside the Ginetta Junior Championship, the first time the series has visited either of the circuits.
The GT4 Supercup will be condensed to an eight weekend championship in the process, though it has not yet been determined how many races it will be contested over, with the possible option of expanding the current two-race weekends to triple-headers to match the rest of the schedule.
The changes come following discussions with TOCA last week and are designed to bridge the gap between the GT5 Challenge and the GT4 Supercup, whilst also increasing exposure for the Challenge and reducing the cost of a full season in the Supercup.
Provisional 2016 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Calendar
Sat 2/Sun 3 April – Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent
Sat 16/Sun 17 April – Donington Park, Leicestershire
Sat 4/Sun 5 June – Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire
Sat 30/Sun 31 July – Snetterton, Norfolk
Sat 13/Sun 14 August – Knockhill, Fife
Sat 27/Sun 28 August – Rockingham, Northamptonshire
Sat 17/Sun 18 September – Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Sat 1/Sun 2 October – Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent
Provisional 2016 Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge Calendar
Sat 16/Sun 17 April, Brands Hatch GP
Sat 07/Sun 08 May, Thruxton*
Sat 30 May/Sun 01 June, Oulton Park
Sat 11/Sun 12 June, Silverstone GP
Sat 18/ Sun 19 June, Croft*
Fri 08/Sat 09 July, Spa Francorchamps
Sat 10/Sun 11 Sept, Donington Park GP
*In support of the BTCC