Auto GP season postponed due to entry levels

by Paul Hensby

The remainder of the 2015 Auto GP season has been put on hold due to the low number of entries for each round so far this year.

The series had been scheduled to race at the French circuit of Paul Ricard this weekend for round three of the season, with Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia currently leading the championship by eleven points from Argentine Facu Regalia.

Nine cars entered the season opening event at the Hungaroring, but only seven arrived at Silverstone last time out, and officials have now decided to stop the championship while they can solve the entry-level issues.

Last year’s Team’s Champions Super Nova International and Driver’s champion Kimiya Sato’s Euronova Racing are both noticeable absentees from this years championship.

A statement from Auto GP insisted that the 2015 championship is not cancelled completely, and will return should entry levels rise again.

“Auto GP is forced to temporarily suspend its championship due to the low number of participants,” said the statement. “As a consequence, the series will not be lining-up on the 27th and 28th of June at Circuit Paul Ricard.

“The organization wants to underline that the 2015 edition must not be considered over. Following to an accurate revision of its strategy, Auto GP is aiming to be back on-track soon, provided that the level is appropriate to its heritage.

“As soon as there will be an adequate number of participants, the championship will be restarted with the necessary modifications to the original calendar.”

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