June 5, 2020

Spa 24 Hours will go ahead with or without spectators

Ratel made the claim after confirming that the two Italian rounds due to kick off the revised GTWCE (formerly Blancpain GT Series) schedule announced last week will take place behind closed doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have a responsibility to our competitors for Spa to take place, even though it would be a disaster if there is no public,” he told Motorsport.com. “It …Keep reading …

GT World Challenge Europe issues revised schedule

The German fixture, which maintains its September 6 date, has been extended in duration and joins the already-rescheduled Paul Ricard 1000km six-hour race in November on what is now an eight-weekend calendar. GTWCE organiser the Stephane Ratel Organisation has reduced the number of events from 10 to eight in light of the compacted season resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping the …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours pushed back to October

The new date for the Belgian enduro, which is also part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, is October 24/25. Originally scheduled in its traditional slot on the last weekend of July, the double-points Endurance Cup round of the GTWCE was postponed earlier this month after the Belgian government announced an extension of its ban on large social gatherings until August 31.A statement …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours postponed due to public gathering ban in Belgium

Race organiser the Stephane Ratel Organisation has announced that the GTWCE Endurance Cup race set for 25-26 July will be put back after the Belgian government announced today an extension of its ban on large public gatherings in the country until August 31.SRO’s statement explained that “the race will now move to a revised date later in the year in compliance with these guidelines”. It …Keep reading …

Ghiotto could miss F2 races if GT commitments clash

Ghiotto is slated to contest both the Endurance and Sprint Cup segments of the rebranded GT World Challenge Europe series for R-Motorsport, having signed the deal late last year before an unexpected opportunity to stay in F2 with new squad Hitech arose.The Italian had been facing five clashes between the two programmes before the coronavirus pandemic forced the start of both championships to …Keep reading …

Deletraz set for GT World Challenge Europe debut

The Swiss, who will be racing in Formula 2 again this year with the Charouz team, has been pencilled in to drive one of GPX’s Porsche 911 GT3 Rs at the Paul Ricard 1000km six-hour GTWCE Endurance Cup round on May 30 should it go ahead. Deletraz will replace Dennis Olsen, who is scheduled to be racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Detroit on the same weekend, in the line-up …Keep reading …