Brit­car bosses open Pro­duc­tion Cham­pi­onship to al­low GT cars to race

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.