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World Problem set for expanded TV time, streamlined qualifying


SRO Motorsports America, the brand new identify for WC Imaginative and prescient and the group that runs World Problem racing, may have some new qualifying procedures for GT3, larger involvement with new and present companions and an enhanced TV package deal in 2019. The trio of collection held its annual State of the Sequence presentation on the Efficiency Racing Business Commerce Present, the day after it celebrated its collection champions. Whereas few revelations got here out of the assembly, there have been some objects of be aware.

Whereas the collection stopped in need of formally confirming the rumor that Las Vegas Motor Speedway would host the Oct. 18-20 Grand Finale for Blancpain GT World Problem America, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America collection, they did be aware that subsequent 12 months’s end-of-season celebration could be in Las Vegas.

            <h2 class="related__header">Extra Blancpain GT World Problem!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2018/12/05/world-challenge-tech-bentley-continental-gt3/"><h2 class="block__title">World Problem Tech: Bentley Continental GT3</h2><h2 class="block__title">TC America collection provides TCR DSG Cup</h2><h2 class="block__title">The Week in Sports activities Vehicles, Nov. 29, with Graham Goodwin</h2></apart> <p>CBS Sports activities will proceed to hold the collection broadcasts, however is upping the printed hours to greater than 100. As well as, there may be the potential of two-hour dwell broadcasts of a number of the GT3 races, which might encompass broadcasting the second race of the weekend on Sunday and embrace highlights from Race 1 together with produced items. There may also be some same-day broadcasts, and GT4 and Touring Automobile will see most of their broadcasts air inside every week of operating. Livestreaming will proceed and not using a paywall on world-challenge.com with a associate to be named. The collection can also be  livestreaming qualifying.</p> <p>Qualifying for GT3 SprintX will comply with SRO’s mannequin from its different collection, the place each drivers will qualify and the mixture time will decide beginning place. The grid for the second race will nonetheless be decided by quickest lap within the first race.</p> <p>“We wish to use finest practices and there are a lot of issues from our rulebook which have been adopted globally by the SRO and in flip there are a lot of issues that make the present extra fascinating and thrilling just like the qualifying course of used globally we’re adopting right here for 2019,” says SRO America President and CEO Greg Gill.</p> <p>“I believe that’s a good manner. For those who consider Execs and Ams if you happen to simply went to solely the Am qualifies, then why are you having a Professional? On the identical token if solely the Professional qualifies, then he’s carrying the Am. It’s not honest. Now you’re getting one of the best of each folks’s expertise and so they’re going to push laborious.”</p> <p>In GT4 America, which may have title sponsorship from Pirelli, all drivers might want to have FIA licenses and be labeled by the FIA. Gold drivers can be allowed in Dash and SprintX races, and the lessons for SprintX races can be Professional-Am and Am.</p> <p>TC America continues largely unchanged with TCR (and the addition of the brand new sub-class for vehicles with DSG transmissions), TC and TCA carrying over to 2019. TC America Sequence supervisor Jim Jordan mentioned he believes folks can be shocked on the measurement of the TCA grids in 2019.</p> <p>Off observe, a brand new addition at many races would be the GT Paddock Membership. This invitation-only hospitality venue is designed to speed up enterprise connections between the numerous corporations represented within the paddock and their company company at every race. It is going to be sponsored by CrowdStrike – World Problem competitor George Kurtz’s cybersecurity firm – present CrowdStrike Racing associate Amazon Internet Companies (AWS), new collection sponsor Purple Monkey Storage and title sponsor Pirelli.</p> <p>World Problem can be celebrating its 30th season in 2019, considered one of many issues that Gill says he's enthusiastic about for the approaching 12 months. Different positives are the expansion of GT4 and the enlargement of Touring Automobile.</p> <p>“We get an opportunity to have fun the time and effort that everybody has put into the enterprise,” he says.</p> <p>SRO America’s 2019 season begins March 1-Three at Circuit of The Americas.</p> <h1>2019 Blancpain GT World Problem America</h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Circuit of The Americas</td> <td>March 1-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Tire Motorsport Park</td> <td>Might 18-19</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sonoma Raceway</td> <td> <p class="Physique">June 8-9</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>GT4 America Dash</robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Grand Prix of St. Petersburg</td> <td>March 9-10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Prix of Lengthy Seashore</td> <td>April 13-14</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Tire Motorsport Park</td> <td>Might 18-19</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portland Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>July 13-14</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>GT4 America SprintX</robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Circuit of The Americas</td> <td>March 1-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Tire Motorsport Park</td> <td>Might 18-19</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sonoma Raceway</td> <td> <p class="Physique">June 8-9</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portland Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>July 13-14</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>GT4 America East</robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Circuit of The Americas</td> <td>March 1-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Tire Motorsport Park</td> <td>Might 18-19</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>GT4 America West</robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Circuit of The Americas</td> <td>March 2-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca</td> <td>March 30-31</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sonoma Raceway</td> <td> <p class="Physique">June 8-9</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portland Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>July 13-14</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>TC America  </robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Grand Prix of St. Petersburg</td> <td>March 9-10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sonoma Raceway</td> <td>June 8-9</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portland Worldwide Raceway</td> <td> <p class="Physique">July 13-14</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <h1></h1> <h1 class="Physique"><robust>TC America (Touring Automobile, TCA)</robust></h1> <desk class="table-responsive-inner"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Circuit of The Americas</td> <td>March 2-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia Worldwide Raceway</td> <td>April 27-28</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sonoma Raceway</td> <td>June 8-9</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portland Worldwide Raceway</td> <td> <p class="Physique">July 13-14</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Watkins Glen Worldwide</td> <td>Aug. 31-Sept. 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Highway America</td> <td>Sept. 21-22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Grand Finale</td> <td>Oct. 19-20</td> </tr> </tbody> </desk> <p> </p>
SPORT NEWS – World Problem set for expanded TV time, streamlined qualifying
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