Britcar bosses open Production Championship to allow GT cars to race
Britcar organisers have opened up the regulations for the Production Championship to allow GT cars to take part.
The category was originally only open to production saloons and hatchbacks, but will now also cater for a wide range of GT cars, provided the models fit within the Britcar technical regulations in the sister Endurance Championship.
Both Production and GT will crown a champion.
Britcar’s Claire Hedley said the changes were designed to capitalise on interest from GT teams to do shorter races.
“We have a lot of teams in the Britcar Endurance Championship that want extra mileage, and in addition there are a lot of teams out there that can’t afford to do three-hour races, or single drivers wanting to race GT cars solo, so this opens the championship to them,” Hedley said.
“We lost a lot of GT cars to other series before we took over the organisation at Britcar. Hopefully this can win some back. Interest in the Production and GT Championship has increased 10-fold in recent days.”
The first round of the Production Championship takes place at Snetterton this weekend. Around 12-15 entries are expected. Britcar organisers anticipate that number to rise to over 20 by the second round at Donington Park.