An Italian switch for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS: Imola replaces Monza in 2022 as the season-opener of the Endurance Cup. Moving forward one week, the campaign will now kick-off on 1-3 April.

Imola hosted the delayed season-opener in 2020 following multiple cancellations at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe. The Romagnol track also staged the FIA GT Championship in the mid-2000s.

SRO Motorsports Group CEO Stéphane Ratel cited the successful 2020 round at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari as a main reason behind the rescheduling.

“I am delighted that we will return to Imola next year to open the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season,” Ratel said.

“We were immensely impressed by what we experienced in 2020, particularly as the event was organised at short notice and amid significant COVID restrictions. So, when an opportunity arose for 2022, we worked hard to ensure that it became a reality. This circuit possesses a unique atmosphere that I really look forward to experiencing again next year.”

The Lamborghini Super Trofeo, GT4 European Series and Fanatec GT2 European Series have been confirmed as support races.

Next year’s Official Test Days ahead of the season have been moved forward by one day, now confirmed for 7-8 March at Circuit Paul Ricard.

2022 calendar

7-8 March / Circuit Paul Ricard – Pre-season test days
1-3 April / Imola – Endurance Cup
30 April-1 May / Brands Hatch – Sprint Cup
13-15 May / Magny-Cours – Sprint Cup
3-5 June / Circuit Paul Ricard – Endurance Cup
17-19 June / Zandvoort – Sprint Cup
21-22 June / Spa-Francorchamps – Test days
1-3 July / Misano – Sprint Cup
28-31 July / TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa – Endurance Cup
2-4 September / Hockenheim – Endurance Cup
16-18 September / Valencia – Sprint Cup
30 September-2 October / Barcelona – Endurance Cup


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