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Non-Competitive GT1 Sports Club Set For Barcelona Launch

SRO Motorsports Group will stage its inaugural GT1 Sports Club Powered by Curbstone Events next month, in a non-competitive event supporting the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup season finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (10-11 October).

The concept, revealed by Stephane Ratel in 2020 is designed to bring track-only hyper-sports cars from the world’s leading manufacturers including the Lamborghini SCV12, Ferrari FFXK, McLaren Senna GTR and Porsche 935 for on-track opportunities and displays.

Car owners will benefit from first-class hospitality.

To celebrate the inaugural meeting they will undertake their first session (12.35-13.15CET) on Sunday, before the three-hour race.

On Monday there will be a further four hours of track time on offer with limited numbers on the circuit and no competitive element.

Further events are already under consideration for 2022 should the inaugural meeting prove to be a success. These would run over two days following a Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS weekend, with eight hours of track time split between six sessions.

Owners supported by private race teams can choose to enter the full season or participate in single events. In each case they will receive timekeeping and telemetry tools, as well as optional services such as Pirelli tyres, fuel, and car transport.

In addition, car manufacturers will have the opportunity to host driving programmes and to offer their clients the use of private lounges.

Stephane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group founder & CEO: “Whether it was the McLaren F1 GTR, Porsche GT1 or Maserati MC12, the GT1 category produced some truly iconic machines. While the sport has since moved in a different direction, the world’s most prestigious manufacturers continue to produce highly exclusive track-only evolutions of their hyper-sports cars. Were they homologated to race, they would be the GT1s of today. For some time now I have wanted to bring these cars together and this is the spirit in which we propose to revive the GT1 name for our series of high-profile track days. As passionate owner of such a car myself, I can’t wait to get out there alongside my fellow enthusiasts.”