Bri­tish GT de­cides to stick with cur­rent for­mat and not split grids

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Bri­tish GT or­gan­is­ers have de­cided against split­ting the GT3 and GT4 classes for next year.

Se­ries pro­moter SRO had sug­gested back in July that GT4 could split away from the main GT3 se­ries for 2018 and also have its own stand­alone race at Thrux­ton.

Some teams strongly dis­liked the split grid idea, with Cen­tury Mo­tor­sport boss Nathan Freke say­ing that it would make GT4 “a real B class”.

Af­ter con­sult­ing teams, it has now been con­firmed that GT3 and GT4 will con­tinue to fea­ture on the same grid next year and that the pro­posed Thrux­ton event has been dropped.

Cham­pi­onship man­ager Ben­jamin Franasso­vici said: “July’s an­nounce­ment about the pos­si­bil­ity of run­ning sep­a­rate GT3 and GT4 races re­sulted in much dis­cus­sion in and out­side of Bri­tish GT’S pad­dock. There are pros and cons to both but af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with teams, and also tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the opin­ions of our fans, we be­lieve a sin­gle multi-class cham­pi­onship re­mains the over­whelm­ingly best and strong­est op­tion for our cham­pi­onship in the fore­see­able fu­ture.”

GT3 and GT4 cars will carry on rac­ing to­gether

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