Preparations for the GT Open 1000 Valencia are steaming ahead. Following the announcement made ahead of the summer break, the inaugural edition of this new annual single event (out of the GT Open championship) which will take place at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 1st-2nd December, is attracting a lot of interest and is shaping up nicely.
GT Sport has recently confirmed some of the key features of the event:
Two car classes have been created for the event, ‘FIA GT3’ and the ‘GT Sport Challenge’, open to the following eligible cars:
FIA GT3: Cars of model years 2015-16-17;
GT Sport Challenge: GT3 cars of model year up to 2014 included, as well as Supertrofeo Lamborghini, Ferrari 488 Challenge and Porsche Supercup cars.
Each of the two classes will have its own BoP.
Three categories are established (Pro, Pro-Am and Am) for the GT3 class and two (Pro-Am and Am) for the GT Sport Challenge. Line-ups will be of 3 drivers and the possible combinations, according to FIA driver status, will be announced shortly.
Refuelling system: The FIA system will be of application.
Tyres: A maximum of 10 sets will be available for the event. Michelin will be the official supplier.
Fuel: Panta race fuel will be the one used for the event.
Entry fee: It has been fixed at 5.600 € (+ VAT, when applicable) per car, and includes box space.
The event will take place over two days, Friday and Saturday. Day 1 (on Friday) will include 3h30 of free practice and an additional hour for Bronze drivers, plus 20 minutes of qualifying per driver. Day 2 (on Saturday) will include a warm-up of 20 minutes and the 1000 kms race, which will start at 10:30 and will have a maximum duration of 7 hours.
Part of the official programme, an Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday 1st December, in one of the emblematic venues that Valencia is rich of. It will be a warm and friendly wrap-up, in Mediterranean style, to the entire season, as the evening will serve also as prize-giving ceremony for the International GT Open and Euroformula Open 2017 championships.
More technical and sporting details will be communicated shortly.