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SPORT NEWS – IMSA renews GT4 license with SRO

IMSA renews GT4 license with SRO


GT4, the SRO Motorsports-created homologation components that serves as the premise for the Grand Sport class in Michelin Pilot Problem, is about to stay a part of IMSA racing by means of 2028 after renewal of the settlement with the Stephane Ratel Group.

GT4 is extraordinarily well-liked worldwide, serving as the premise for or a second class inside quite a lot of sports activities automotive and GT racing championships throughout the globe. Three new GT4 automobiles have not too long ago been proven — the Lotus Emira, the BMW M4 and the McLaren Artura — becoming a member of well-liked automobiles such because the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4, Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, Mercedes-AMG GT4 and Toyota Supra GT4.

“The choice to include GT4 into the Michelin Pilot Problem GS class previous to the 2017 season continues to be a sound resolution,” mentioned IMSA President John Doonan. “Other than the fields in a number of the single-make sequence IMSA sanctions, the GS class routinely attracts the most important fields at each race.

“It’s an incredible buyer racing platform that has been embraced by a number of producers, at a worth level that’s engaging to many groups and drivers. We’re happy to work with Stephane Ratel and his crew at SRO to proceed to offer GT4 motion to IMSA followers for a lot of seasons to come back.”

Eight totally different producers have competed within the Grand Sport class, fielded by 37 groups and 86 totally different drivers within the class’s historical past as a GT4 sequence. The category averages 28 automobiles per occasion.

“We’re more than happy to substantiate the long-term extension of our license settlement with IMSA for the GT4 class,” mentioned SRO Motorsports Group founder and CEO, Stephane Ratel. “In keeping with the worldwide survey we conduct annually, GT4 has now surpassed all different GT classes by way of automobiles racing worldwide. This success is because of the numerous championships and sequence on a number of continents which have adopted this well-priced but extremely aggressive components. With this announcement, we will stay up for GT4 remaining an necessary a part of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem within the Grand Sport class for a lot of extra years to come back.”

The following IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem race is at Watkins Glen Worldwide this weekend, with the two-hour Tioga Downs On line casino Resort 120 happening at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday. The race might be streamed reside on Peacock, with tv protection airing on USA Community at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 1.

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SPORT NEWS – IMSA renews GT4 license with SRO
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