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BGTC: 2007 Season preview

GT3 Leads the Way in the 2007 British GT Championship The 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship will feature two classes, GT3 and GTC, with the overall champion being decided by the teams and drivers competing in GT3. The GT3 category was ...

GT3 Leads the Way in the 2007 British GT Championship

The 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship will feature two classes, GT3 and GTC, with the overall champion being decided by the teams and drivers competing in GT3.

The GT3 category was successfully launched in 2006 through the FIA GT3 European championship, with over 40 cars taking to the track for the first race at Silverstone.

GT3 was also launched in British GT with entries from Aston Martin, Lotus, Porsche and Ascari, and now in 2007 these famous names will be joined by Ferrari, Dodge, Jaguar, Mosler and Chevrolet.

"Following a tremendous reception for the GT3 concept in 2006, the response over the winter from teams to compete in a full season of British GT3 class has been very encouraging," said SRO Chairman Stephane Ratel. "GT3 allows the very latest supercars to be raced on a very competitive budget, which appeals to the national teams and drivers. As a result the 2007 Championship will not feature GT2 racecars; these will instead join the ever increasing GT2 grids of the FIA GT Championship.

Ratel continued, "To date we have received interest from new and existing GT3 teams, and we expect to have three times the number of entries for the category than we had last year. I expect the overall 2007 British GT championship to be fought out between five or six title contenders rather than the two we saw last year, which is excellent news for GT racing here in the UK."

The popular GTC class will also continue this season, with grid sizes to be on par with 2006. This closely fought class will continue to feature the marques of Morgan, Marcos, Porsche, Ginetta and Ferrari.

The first two 60-minute races of the 14-race 2007 season take place at Oulton Park in Cheshire on Saturday 7th and Monday 9th April.

-credit: www.britishgt.com

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