Australian GT confirms 2016 event formats

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Monday 1st February, 2016 - 2:00pm

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Australian GT will have three tiers in 2016

Australian GT will have three tiers in 2016

The Australian GT Championship has confirmed race formats for its sprint and endurance championships alongside a calendar for the newly created Trophy Series.

This year will see Australian GT expand to three series with a four round Endurance Championship and five event Trophy Series joining the six round sprint championship.

The CAMS Australian GT Championship will be contested over six rounds with four of the meetings hosting two 60 minute races featuring compulsory pitstops.

Adelaide’s season opener will feature three 40 minute races, each including a mandatory pitstop, while the Australian Grand Prix meeting will see four 30 minute races as previously reported.

The four Australian Endurance Championship races at Phillip Island, Sydney Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs and Highlands Park will each be contested over 101 laps.

Meanwhile, the newly created Trophy Series for older specification GT cars will be hosted over five rounds with each meeting including two 50 minute races with a compulsory timed pitstop.

Eligible for current Australian GT GT3 Challenge, GT Trophy and GT4 class cars, the series, running with the Shannons Nationals, will begin at Sandown from April 1-3.

Winton will host the second round in June before visits to Sydney Motorsport Park and Queensland Raceway in July, with the final round at Phillip Island from September 9-11.

2016 Australian GT schedule

Date

Series

Venue

Format*

March 3-6

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Clipsal Adelaide

3x 40 minute CTPS

March 17-20

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Australian Grand Prix

4x 30 minute

April 1-3

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Sandown Raceway

2x 50 minute CTPS

May 6-8

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Barbagallo

2x 60 minute CTPS

May 27-28

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Phillip Island

2x 60 minute CTPS

May 28-29

CAMS Australian Endurance Championship

Phillip Island

1x 101 laps CTPS

June 10-12

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Winton Raceway

2x 50 minute CTPS

July 1-3

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Sydney Motorsport Park

2x 50 minute CTPS

July 8-10

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Townsville

2x 60 minute CTPS

July 29-31

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Queensland Raceway

2x 50 minute CTPS

August 26-28

CAMS Australian Endurance Championship

Sydney SuperSprint

1x 101 laps CPS

September 9-11

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Phillip Island

2x 50 minute CTPS

October 28-30

CAMS Australian Endurance Championship

Hampton Downs

1x 101 laps CTPS

November 11-12

CAMS Australian GT Championship

Highlands Motorsport Park

2x 60 minute CTPS

November 13

CAMS Australian Endurance Championship

Highlands Motorsport Park

1x 101 laps CTPS

*subject to change

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