SRO has presented the 2021 schedule for the GT World Challenge Europe marking a return to a normal racing calendar after last-minute cancellations and reschedulings due to the COVID-19 pandemic turned the 2020 calendar upside down. While two races are still to be confirmed, the remaining eight race weekends all see a return to familiar race tracks.
After being cancelled this year during the high point of the pandemic, Monza is back in its traditional April spot next year to open the season with a three-hour endurance race. The series then travels to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2019 where on 1-2 May Brands Hatch hosts the first round of the Sprint Cup with a to-be-announced venue for the second Endurance Cup race the following weekend or the weekend after – a slot normally held by Silverstone.
Circuit Paul Ricard is also back in its late spring date at the end of May with a 1000 kilometre race, while teams and drivers will get a first taste of the revamped Circuit Zandvoort for a Sprint Cup weekend at the end of June, followed two weeks later by sprint races at Misano.
The Spa 24 Hours also slots back into its regular spot in the last weekend of July. The Nürburgring closes out the Endurance Cup portion of the schedule on 3-5 September.
Two races for the Sprint Cup follow, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya the only confirmed track yet. The Catalan race track will hold its races on either the weekend of 24-26 September or 8-10 October, while a to-be-confirmed venue completes the calendar on either 24-26 September or 5-6 November.
SRO’s GT4 European Series joins the GT World Challenge Europe at Monza, Circuit Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Barcelona.
2021 Provisional Calendars
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16-18 April / Monza, Italy (Endurance)
1-2 May / Brands Hatch, UK (Sprint)
7-9 May or 14-16 May / TBA (Endurance)
28-30 May / Circuit Paul Ricard, France (Endurance)
18-20 June / Zandvoort, Netherlands (Sprint)
2-4 July / Misano, Italy (Sprint)
29 July-1 August / Total 24 Hours of Spa, Belgium (Endurance)
3-5 September / Nürburgring, Germany (Endurance)
24-26 September or 8-10 October / Barcelona, Catalunya (Sprint)
24-26 September or 5-6 November / TBA (Sprint)
GT4 European Series
16-18 April / Monza, Italy
28-30 May / Circuit Paul Ricard, France
18-20 June / Zandvoort, Netherlands
29 July-1 August / Total 24 Hours of Spa, Belgium
3-5 September / Nürburgring, Germany
24-26 September or 8-10 October / Barcelona, Catalunya