Nürburgring 24 Hours date for British GT

Next year’s exciting Avon Tyres British GT Championship will include a blue riband round at the prestigious Nürburgring 24 Hours meeting, it is confirmed today.

The British GT field will entertain the vast Nürburgring crowd, which topped 200,000 in 2010, ahead of the main event and on the 3.2-mile Grand Prix circuit. It will be a race to remember, says championship manager Benjamin Franassovici: “We are extremely pleased to be able to announce this. The Nürburgring 24 Hours is an historic and very special race, and to be a part of it will be great for everyone connected with the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.”

The confirmation of the German date has meant a small revision to the calendar, with the Rockingham rounds, which had been scheduled for 26/27 May, pushed back by a fortnight to 9/10 June.

A new championship brochure highlighting all aspects of the series for competitors and sponsors is available for download now from the championship website at britishgt.com

“We believe it is a useful and essential tool for drivers, teams and sponsors,” adds Franassovici. “It is different from the usual media reviews/presentations: the 2012 version reflects the series’ direction to be a strong and stable GT platform for all the stakeholders. To further help drivers and teams, some blank slides are available in order to make the presentation ‘bespoke’ in team colours.”

The British GT Championship is sponsored by UK tyre manufacturer Avon Tyres and is further supported by Sunoco Racing Fuels, Anglo American Oil Company.

Revised provisional calendar 2012 Avon Tyres British GT Championship

Date Circuit Event 21 Mar Silverstone Championship launch & media day 07-09 Apr Oulton Park British F3 & GT 17-19 May Nürburgring GP Nürburgring 24 Hours 09/10 Jun Rockingham British F3 & GT 23/24 Jun Brands Hatch GP British F3 & GT 04/05 Aug Snetterton 300 British F3 & GT 08/09 Sep Silverstone GP British F3 & GT 29/30 Sep Donington Park GP British F3 & GT

All dates and circuits are provisional and subject to change