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Strong Interest In New GT4 European Series

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Porsche, BMW and Ginetta cars are among those that could appear in the GT4 series (Credit: Jakob Ebrey)

More than twenty teams are interested in the newly created GT4 European Series according to series organisers the SRO Motorsports Group.

The new series has been created by the merging of the Dutch GT Championship and the European GT4 Trophy to create a series for GT4 that travels to many of the top tracks around Europe in support of some of the biggest meetings on the racing calendar.

After starting in Misano in Italy the series goes to Zandvoort as part of the support package for the Dutch’s track’s famous Masters of Formula Three meeting in early July. Later the same month the GT4 teams will be park of the Total 24 Hours of Spa weekend. A meeting at Paul Ricard is followed by a reunion with the Blancpain Endurance Series at that series’ finale at the Nurburgring.

The GT4 European Series itself concludes at Monza on October 25-26.

With eligible cars including the new Ginetta G55 GT4, as well as the more established GT4 variants of the Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Camaro, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M3, Porsche 911 and Lotus Evora the grid for the new series is potentially a very varied one with teams having the option of entering as Pro/Am or Am/Am driver pairings.

The folding in of the Dutch series could bring the likes of Duncan Huisman – one of the top drivers in GT4 machinery to the new series.

“The best of this series is for sure the PRO-AM format,” says the Dutchman, part of the Las Moras Racing team. “Without amateur drivers there’s no budget for pros. We want to elaborate next year on the speed and reliability that we finally have with our Chevrolet Camaros.”

The Misano weekend that will begin the new series is scheduled for May 10-11.

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