Snetterton and Silverstone Events to Feature Two-Hour British GT Races
Snetterton and Silverstone have each been selected to host a two-hour feature race for the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship instead of the usual two 60-minute events.
Following the success of the end of season finale last September, Silverstone will once again stage one of the longer races on August 12th, with Snetterton becoming the host circuit for the other feature race on June 3rd.
Last year Snetterton was the scene of the hottest races of the season, with the teams and drivers basking in the Mediterranean style sunshine. The long flowing Norfolk circuit is the ideal place to hold a longer race, with the added drama of mid race fuel stops. With GT3 class cars such as Ascari, Dodge Viper, Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin battling for the overall British GT title this season, the 2-hour mini endurance event will be a big draw for the fans in East Anglia.
"Thanks to the promotion of the event, British GT raced in front of a large crowd last year and with the added excitement of seeing supercar brands such as Aston Martin, Ascari, Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini battling it out for two hours, we're confident the attendance will be even better this year." said British GT Championship Coordinator Benjamin Franassovici. "Holding the first 2-hour race of the 2007 season at Snetterton in June, we are hopeful that the race day will have similar weather to the sunshine we enjoyed there in 2006."
Over twenty confirmed entries for the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship have been received, with at least thirty cars expected for the first race of the season at Oulton Park at Easter. For further details visit www.britishgt.com