The GT Sport Organización has announced that it will organise a standalone race event at the end of the season at Valencia, named the GT Open 1000 on 1-2 December.
This new race will aim to attract a variety of European entrants for a final 1000-km race before the winter break in Spain. The meeting will also host the annual GT Sport awards ceremony where the International GT Open and Euroformula Open champions are crowned.
In the forthcoming days, GT Sport will announce details about the technical and sporting aspects of the GT Open 1000, as well as the eligible car types. The event will be open to driver line-ups of two, three or four drivers.
“We are delighted to launch this new project, which has been in our minds for some time,” Jesús Pareja, CEO of GT Sport, said. “The idea stems from constant talks with the teams, drivers and sponsors involved in the International GT Open, which we organize since 2006, but not only.
“We know there is a demand for some kind of special and longer race event, different from the usual formats and disconnected from any championship, to wrap-up in style the racing season. With the slight improvement of the overall economic situation, we believe now is the good time to test the concept.
“Valencia was the ideal choice as a location and we are working hard with all stakeholders to make a long-term success of this new event.”
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