GT World Challenge America Confirms 2020 Schedule

GT World Challenge America Confirms 2020 Schedule

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Austin, TX – After an exciting finale race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a fantastic night of celebration at the 2019 SRO Motorsports Awards Gala last Sunday night at The Bellagio, the GT World Challenge America series shifts gears and announces its 2020 schedule. The season will see the prestigious sports car series compete across a six-race-weekend schedule at North America’s top road courses.

The GT season opener shifts to the venerable Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), for the Victoria Day weekend, May 16-17. A driver favorite, the 3.957-km (2.459-mi.) Grand Prix track is a high-speed circuit comprised of 10 turns and several dramatic elevation changes.

From Canada the series heads south to historic Virginia International Raceway, one of America’s first permanent road racing tracks. As Paul Newman once said, “If there is a heaven on earth, it is VIR.” Series drivers will take to the 17-turn, 6.76-km (4.20-mi.) course June 6-7.

California’s wine country is the next stop on the calendar with a visit to Sonoma Raceway on August 8-9. The 4.06-km (2.52-mi.), 12-turn road circuit has been a staple on the series’ calendar year since the track hosted the first ever World Challenge race over 30 years ago.

August 29-30 marks the return of the series to another challenging and historic American road course, Road America. Aptly named America’s National Park of Speed, the 6.515-km (4.048-mi.), 14-turn circuit is another driver favorite.

The penultimate round of the 2020 championship will take place at the historic Watkins Glen International, September 19-20. The Glen returned to the GT World Challenge America calendar in 2018 featuring a 5.435-km (3.377-mi.), 11 turn road course set in Upstate New York.

The 2020 GT World Challenge America series ends its season at the Racing Capital of the World and the iconic Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 3-4. Running on the 3.925-km (2.439-mi.) 13-turn road course, the event will also feature the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli.

The Indianapolis 8 Hours event will combine the two series for the first time in an epic endurance classic. The best International GT teams will battle GT World Challenge America teams to enhance the exciting #IntGTC schedule that also features the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Total 24 Hours of Spa, Suzuka 10 Hours, and Kyalami 9 Hour.

With the Indianapolis 8 Hours included in the 2020 GT World Challenge America schedule, this will be the series’ first long-distance endurance race that will count toward the Championship in recent decades.

For more information, visit GT-World-Challenge-America.com

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2020 GT World Challenge America Schedule

DATE TRACK LOCATION EVENT
MAY 16-17 Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Toronto, Ont. CAN GT Rds. 1-2
JUN 06-07 VIRginia International Raceway Alton, Virginia USA GT Rds. 3-4
AUG 08-09 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. USA GT Rds. 5-6
AUG 29-30 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisc. USA GT Rds. 7-8
SEP 19-20 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, NY USA GT Rds. 9-10
OCT 03-04 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. USA GT / IGTC Indianapolis 8 Hours

 

 

Blancpain World Challenge GT Race #2 Results from @VIRNow

Blancpain World Challenge GT Race #2 Results from @VIRNow

Congratulations to Scott Hargrove and his teammate Patrick Long of Wright Motorsports on their 2nd place finish in today’s race. Below are the race results for the Canadian entries:

Class Finish In Class Car # Team Driver Driver Car Make
GT SprintX – Pro 4th 22 Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 2nd 58 Wright Motorsports Scott Hargrove  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 5th 61 R. Ferri Motorsport  CAN Ferrari 488 GT3
GT SprintX – Pro/Am 7th 80 Racers Edge Motorsports Martin Barkey  CAN  Kyle Marcelli  CAN Acura NSX
Blancpain GT World Challenge Race #1 Results from @VIRNow

Blancpain GT World Challenge Race #1 Results from @VIRNow

Congratulations to the #80  MBRP Acura NSX of Racers Edge Motorsports who finished first in the Pro/Am class in today’s race. The #80 is driven by Canadians Martin Barkey and Kyle Marcelli. Also finishing on the podium (third in the Pro class) was the #61 Ferrari of R.Ferri Motorsport.

Race #2 of the weekend goes Sunday at 1:15pm EST

Class Finish In Class Car # Team Driver Driver Car Make
GT SprintX – Pro 4 22 Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 5 58 Wright Motorsports Scott Hargrove  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 3 61 R. Ferri Motorsport  CAN Ferrari 488 GT3
GT SprintX – Pro/Am FIRST 80 Racers Edge Motorsports Martin Barkey  CAN  Kyle Marcelli  CAN Acura NSX
Blancpain GT World Challenge Qualifying for Race #2 at VIR

Blancpain GT World Challenge Qualifying for Race #2 at VIR

Race #2 of the weekend goes Sunday at 1:15pm EST

Class Start In Class Car # Team Driver Driver Car Make
GT SprintX – Pro 6 22 Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 3 58 Wright Motorsports Scott Hargrove  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 2 61 R. Ferri Motorsport  CAN Ferrari 488 GT3
GT SprintX – Pro/Am 4 80 Racers Edge Motorsports Martin Barkey  CAN  Kyle Marcelli  CAN Acura NSX
Blancpain GT World Challenge Qualifying for Race #1 at VIR

Blancpain GT World Challenge Qualifying for Race #1 at VIR

Race #1 of the weekend goes today at 2:10 EST

Class Start In Class Car # Team Driver Driver Car Make
GT SprintX – Pro 5 22 Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 2 58 Wright Motorsports Scott Hargrove  CAN Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)
GT SprintX – Pro 4 61 R. Ferri Motorsport  CAN Ferrari 488 GT3
GT SprintX – Pro/Am 4 80 Racers Edge Motorsports Martin Barkey  CAN  Kyle Marcelli  CAN Acura NSX