By Alex Kapadia
An exciting eight-date, 14-race calendar has been announced for the 2010 season Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
The highlights of the Avon Tyres sponsored event include a season-closing ‘into the night’ race at Donington Park and a two-hour race on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone.
There will also be a return to the former French Grand Prix circuit of Magny-Cours, last visited by British GT in 2006.
The championship will kick off, as it has in recent seasons, with an Easter Saturday/Monday outing at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire.
The 2010 British GT calendar has been carefully planned so that no race days clash with other major UK championships, including BTCC events.
Bernadette Fitzsimons, General Manager SRO Motorsports Group, said: “We are very pleased with the provisional dates and the venues.
“The competitors were adamant that they wanted to retain eight events in total, and that has enabled us to include Knockhill on the provisional calendar, which we are very pleased about because it will give us once again the chance to work with Knockhill’s enthusiastic and helpful staff.
“We are also delighted to be returning to the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone, which is a particular favourite of the drivers, and are excited to be able to plan an “into the night” race at Donington Park. This is proposed as a two-hour endurance event with refuelling pit stops, and should make for a really dramatic finale to the championship.”
Provisional calendar 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Championship:
03-05 Apr, Oulton Park (with British F3)
08/09 May, Knockhill
22/23 May, Magny-Cours, France
03/04 Jul, Snetterton (with British F3)
17/18 Jul, Rockingham (with British F3)
14/15 Aug, Silverstone GP (2hr race, with British F3)
25/26 Sep, Brands Hatch GP (with British F3)
16/17 Oct, Donington Park (2hr race, partner races tba)