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2020 SRO Racing Calendars In Full

American IGTC event switches from Laguna Seca to Indianapolis

Stephane Ratel has unveiled the 2020 calendars for the SRO’s various global racing series at the organisation’s annual pre-Spa 24 Hours press conference, here’s the full list, with notes:

2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge

Bathurst 12 Hours 1-2 February
Spa 24 Hours 23-26 July
Suzuka 10 Hours 22-23 August
Indianapolis 8 Hours 3-4 October
Kyalami 9 Hours 21-22 November

The new eight-hour event at Indianapolis replaces the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca, which has been run for the past three years but failed to establish either strong grids or strong public attendance. A desire to stay away from circuits visited by IMSA has thus led to the decision to race on the Indianapolis circuit for 2020. The Indy event will also serve as the season finale of Blancpain GT World Challenge America (below).

2020 GT World Challenge America

CoTA March or April TBC
CTMP 16-17 May
VIR 6-7 June
Sonoma 8-9 August
Road America 29-30 August
Watkins Glen 19-20 September
Indianapolis 8 Hours 3-4 October

2020 GT World Challenge Asia

Sepang 28-29 March
Fuji 23-24 May
Suzuka 20-21 June
Yeongam 11-12 July
China TBC 12-13 September
Shanghai 888 (3 Hours) October TBC

2020 GT World Challenge Europe

Monza 17-19 April (Endurance)
Brands Hatch 2-3 May (Sprint)
Silverstone 9-10 May (Endurance)
Paul Ricard 29-30 May (Endurance)
Zandvoort 26-28 June (Sprint)
Misano 3-5 July (Sprint)
Spa 24 Hours 23-26 July (Endurance)
Nurburgring 4-6 September (Endurance)
Budapest 25-27 September (Sprint)
Barcelona 9-11 October (Sprint)

Taken together, the three World Challenge championships (US, Asia and Europe) make up a calendar of 23 non-clashing customer racing events that manufacturer points will be awarded for, creating an overall Blancpain GT World Challenge title for manufacturers.

2020 British GT Championship

Oulton Park 11-13 April
Snetterton 16-17 May
Silverstone 6-7 June
Donington Park 20-21 June
Spa-Francorchamps 18-19 July
Brands Hatch 29-30 August
Donington Park 19-20 September

2020 GT Sports Club Europe

Monza 18-19 April
Paul Ricard 30-31 May
Zandvoort 27-28 June
Nurburgring 5-6 September
Barcelona 10-11 October

2019’s GT Sports Club finale in Barcelona will see the new GT2 machinery race for the first time alongside GT3 cars, in order to evaluate the two classes’ performance in the hands of non-professional drivers. GT2 cars will then be accepted into the full 2020 GT Sports Club Europe season.

2020 GT4 European Series

Silverstone 9-10 May
Paul Ricard 29-31 May
Zandvoort 26-28 June
Spa 23-26 July (supporting 24 Hours)
Nurburgring 4-6 September
Budapest 25-27 September

2020 FFSA GT4 France

Nogaro 10-13 April
Pau 15-17 May
Ledenon June TBC
Spa 17-19 July (supporting British GT)
Magny Cours 11-13 September
Circuit Paul Ricard 2-4 October

2020 GT4 America

CoTA March/April TBC (Sprint X)
St Petersburg 14-15 March (Sprint)
TBA April (Sprint)
TBA May (Sprint)
CTMP 16-17 May (Sprint X)
VIR 6-7 June (Sprint & Sprint X)
Portland TBC June (Sprint & Sprint X)
Sonoma 8-9 August (Sprint & Sprint X)
Road America 29-30 August (Sprint & Sprint X)
Watkins Glen 19-20 September (Sprint & Sprint X)
TBA October (Sprint)

The number of unconfirmed dates and/or venues for the GT4 America calendar is down to SRO currently discussing running the series as support to a number of IndyCar events.