FIA GTGT SeriesSportscars

Silverstone GT1 World Championship Races To Go Ahead

1 Mins read

Despite the disruption caused the volcanic ash cloud over Europe the second round of the FIA GT1 World Championship will go ahead, as planned, at Silverstone on April 30-May 2.

The event Рwhich will christen the Northamptonshire circuit's new arena layout Рhad been in doubt when the ash cloud, from the Eyjafjallaj̦kull volcano, grounded the flights to most of Europe.

However, tireless work by the championship promoters the SRO and the re-opening of airspace have made it possible for the series to meet its date at Silverstone. The cars were flown back on pair of cargo planes to Luxembourg, the second arriving yesterday, while two aircraft have been chartered to fly the teams and organisers back to Austria.

“This situation has been extremely difficult but we have managed to pull all the different elements together to get the cars and teams to where they need to be so our next event at Silverstone can go ahead,” said Patricia Kiefer, Chief Operating Officer for SRO. “The cars are now back in Europe and the teams will arrive tomorrow; they will be able to pick up their cars and equipment before the weekend.”

“The FIA GT1 World Championship races at Silverstone on 1/2 May will now be able to go ahead barring any further problems caused by mother nature.”

The Silverstone weekend, which includes the historic RAC Tourist Trophy for the GT1 teams, will also see the opening round of this year's FIA GT3 European Championship and GT4 European Cup as well as the second round of the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series. 

Photo Credit: gt1world.com

2902 posts

About author
James is our Diet-Coke fuelled writer and has been with TCF pretty much since day 1, he can be found frequenting twitter at @_JBroomhead
Articles
Related posts
Endurance RacingIMSASportscars

BMW Reveal the M Hybrid V8

2 Mins read
BMW have confirmed the name of their 2023 Hypercar, along with releasing images of the car sporting its special test livery.
FIA World Rally ChampionshipSportscars

TGR WRT team principal Latvala to race at Fuij 24 Hours

1 Mins read
Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala will contest the Fuij 24 Hours race next month Japan in a hydrogen powered Toyota Corolla alongside the drivers such as the Toyota president Akio Toyoda and Norihiko Katsuta
OtherSportscars

Hype Motorsport to host UK's first "ClimatePositive" labeled track days

2 Mins read
The New Yorkshire based company Hype Motorsport will become the first “ClimatePositive” labeled company in the UK to host track days for motorsport enthusiasts