The GT Open heads to the Nürburgring for the 2014 season-opener, scheduled next weekend. It’s the ninth edition of the championship, which remains faithful to its fundamentals (controlled costs, top-level venues, prime TV coverage) but introduces some changes to propose an even more attractive product and adjust to market conditions that remain challenging.
The new measures, as known, include the opening of the SuperGT category also to GT3 cars up-graded via non-costly measures (gearbox ratios, springs, height), the categorisation of drivers as Pro and Am (with Pro-Pro pairs automatically entered in SuperGT, regardless of the car driven) and an extension of track time (Race-2 is brought from 50 to 60 minutes of duration, while Am drivers will have an extra 15 minutes of testing per free practice session).
The entry list for Nürburgring will be officialised on Tuesday, but with 27 cars expected, the entry average of last year has already been beaten! Six manufacturers are represented (Ferrari, Corvette, Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Mercedes), with many interesting names and novelties.
The official timetable of this exciting event (on top of the GT Open and the Euroformula Open, will be in action the new SEAT León Eurocup, the Radical European Masters and the AvD Historic Cup), has been released.