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GT Open Calendar Revised

Pereja aiming to run the same number of races in 2020

GT Sport, the organiser of the International GT Open and GT Cup Open series, has revealed changes to its series’ 2020 calendars amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The round at Spa-Francorchamps, originally scheduled on 5-7 June, will now take place on 16-18 October. As a consequence, and in order to avoid back-to-back events, the closing round at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya is now moved to 29 October-1st November too.

These changes add to the already announced rescheduling of the round at Circuit Paul Ricard to 20-23 August.

GT Sport says it “continues to monitor closely the situation and has secured contingency dates and venues should other alterations to the calendar be needed”.

Jesús Pareja, CEO of GT Sport also released a statement alongside the calendar changes, which reads:

“The entire world is faced with an unprecedented challenge, which will mark the history of current generations. We share the frustration of the racing community and fans in this period of lockdown, but the top priority now is to win the battle for the health and safety of all.

“We will be racing again, although nobody can predict exactly when that will happen. In the meantime, GT Sport is working to reorganise its calendar and be ready for the moment when activity can resume. Our guiding principle is to aim at keeping the same number of races as originally planned. Today we are announcing new dates for Spa and Barcelona and our contingency plans are in place if more re-planning will be required.

“At this very moment, I want to send a warm message of hope and encouragement to all our contenders, partners and fans, and their families. If we stay united and continue to do what we have to do, staying confined, the virus will be defeated and we will go back sooner to what we enjoy most: racing. Take good care of yourself and of the ones around you.”

GT OPEN 2020 Provisional Calendar

28 June Hockenheim
12 July Hungaroring
23 August Circuit Paul Ricard
13 September Red Bull Ring
27 September Monza
18 October Spa-Francorchamps
01 November Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya

GT CUP Open Europe 2020 Provisional Calendar

28 June Hockenheim
23 August Circuit Paul Ricard
13 September Red Bull Ring
27 September Monza
18 October Spa-Francorchamps
01 November Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya