Brands Hatch will stage its rescheduled Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS event on 28/29 August.
The date, currently the UK’s only international sportscar event in 2021, was originally set to resume its traditional early-May date, but in light of ongoing health regulations in the UK it was decided to reschedule for a more suitable time later in the year.
The hope is that the delay will allow time for restrictions on public attendance to be relaxed with the revised date falling on a Bank Holiday weekend.
As a result of the rescheduled date, the Championnat de France FFSA GT event at Lédenon will move to avoid a clash. The fifth round of the French series was originally planned for 27-29 August, but as a number of teams, drivers and staff are involved with both championships it will now take place at a later date to be announced shortly.
Brands Hatch will now stage the fourth of five Sprint Cup meetings and the seventh event on the full Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS calendar. It will signal the resumption of the campaign following a four-week break after the Total 24 Hours of Spa and falls one week before the Endurance Cup contest at the Nürburgring (3-5 September).
The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season starts this week with the delayed official test days (25/26 March). Running is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Circuit Paul Ricard, while the competitive action begins with an Endurance Cup event at Monza on 16-18 April. The Sprint Cup will launch at Magny-Cours, forming part of a packed schedule alongside Championnat de France FFSA GT on 7-9 May.