Bri­tish GT4 grid sells out as GT3 in­ter­est grows

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Bri­tish GT or­gan­is­ers are pre­par­ing a re­serve list for GT4 com­peti­tors for next year af­ter the ini­tial grid slots sold out last week.

Bri­tish GT or­gan­iser SRO opened en­tries for the 2017 sea­son re­cently, and, as of last week, all 16 ini­tially al­lo­cated GT4 grid slots had been ac­counted for, de­spite there be­ing six months un­til the first round at Oul­ton Park next April.

“The en­try has taken us by sur­prise as we didn’t ex­pect to sell out the first batch of en­tries so quickly,” said Bri­tish GT manager Ben­jamin Franasso­vici. “GT4 ex­pe­ri­enced a boom this year and that’s car­ried on. We’ll start tak­ing re­serves and con­duct a se­lec­tion process for en­try.”

Franasso­vici also added that GT3 in­ter­est was grow­ing af­ter a dif­fi­cult cam­paign this year, dur­ing which the grid dropped to 11 cars.

“The new GT3 for­mats have stirred up in­ter­est and we have new teams speak­ing to us reg­u­larly, so we’re look­ing on course to have a healthy grid in both classes,” he said.

GT4 grid was packed this year, and is set to be again

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