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