New GT regulations coming in 2016

2016 will be an exciting year for the GT classes worldwide.

GT classes worldwide will look a little different in 2016.

This past Friday’s World Motor Sport Council meeting has set in motion the merger of ACO GTE and FIA GT3 categories into one simple platform, the GT and GT+ categories.

The first proposed plans saw a single GT class, but the most recent rumors see manufacturers creating a single car, that can be built to two different specifications for the two different classes.

The concept is that the GT car will be the base model, while the GT+ will have larger assets in braking, suspension and aero, but the fine details have yet to be released.

The FIA and ACO will be presenting the concept to the World Motor Sport Council next year to get the full go-ahead.

Once this change is set, most sports car racing series would adopt the new rules, including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Full excerpt from FIA website:

“GT: The principles of the convergence between the current GTE cars (Le Mans) and the FIA GT3 have been commonly defined by the FIA and ACO and agreed by all the GT manufacturers. The aim is to present the new GT Technical Regulations, based on new categories (GT+ and GT), at the WMSC in June 2014 for implementation in 2016.”

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Series Blancpain Sprint , Le Mans , WEC , IMSA
Article type Breaking news
Tags aco, alms, fia, grandam, gt, gte, le mans, ussc