China GT to adopt SRO GT4 class and BoP
SRO Motorsports Group has announced that the China GT Championship has become the latest series to adopt its GT4 class and Balance of Performance regulations.
China GT’s inaugural 2016 campaign was built around a GT3 and GTC format. However, that will expand this season to include the more cost-effective GT4 class, which continues to grow in global stature thanks to an influx of manufacturers and customer programmes that take advantage of SRO’s stable regulations and tightly controlled BoP.
Indeed, with ever more GT championships around the world now adopting SRO-licensed GT4 regulations, the category has become a universally recognised first step for gentleman racers and budding GT professionals alike.
SRO’s GT4 regulations are already used in America (Pirelli World Challenge), Europe (British GT plus GT4 European Series Northern and Southern Cups) and Australia (Bathurst 12 Hours). The category is also part of the Motul Sepang 12 Hours and, from 2017, Blancpain GT Series Asia. However, China GT will become the first national championship in Asia to adopt the regulations.
The championship’s links to SRO go even further, however, with both China GT and Blancpain GT Series Asia sharing their final rounds of the season at the brand new Zhejiang Circuit on October 21/22.
China GT Championship will continue to administer its own GT3 and GTC BoP regulations throughout 2017. The opening round of this season’s 12-race China GT Championship takes place at Audi Beijing Goldenport Motor Park on May 13/14.