GT World Challenge is an international championship organised by SRO Motorsports Group in which leading manufacturers compete through their continental customer racing programmes. The 2020 season will feature 22 non-clashing sprint and endurance events across Europe, North America and Asia, including the historic Total 24 Hours of Spa.
First launched in 2019, the concept unites three existing continental series to create a comprehensive global platform. While each retains its own identity, there is the added excitement of an elite manufacturers' contest.
Brands racing in all three championships are eligible to score points through their regional customer squads, with the allocation differing depending on the event: 25 points are on offer at sprint races, up to 100 at the Total Hours of Spa. Scores are multiplied by the number of cars competing in each class to produce the final total.
This year’s expanded schedule will see 10 rounds staged under the GT World Challenge Europe banner. Previously known as the Blancpain GT Series, the category is the global leader in customer GT3 racing, featuring a calendar split equally between the long-distance Endurance Cup and the short-format Sprint Cup. Overall, Pro-Am, Silver Cup and Am Cup titles are up for grabs in each, while points also count toward the combined GT World Challenge Europe championship.
Founded in 2017, GT World Challenge Asia has quickly established itself as the continent's premier GT championship by placing emphasis on quality domestic entrants. The 2020 season will comprise six events that take in trips to Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China. What's more, the series will contest its first long-distance race at the season-closing Shanghai 888.
GT World Challenge America represents the newest addition to SRO’s global portfolio. Drawing on considerable history as Pirelli World Challenge, the series makes use of SRO’s vast experience in GT racing to ensure a healthy and sustainable regional championship. The 2020 season will encompass five events in the U.S. and one north of the border in Canada.
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