Blancpain GT Series Asia 2018: Entry Forms and Season Presentation

Blancpain GT Series Asia 2018: Entry Forms and Season Presentation

16.11.2017: With an average of 28 cars per event, and a season-high 34 at Fuji, the championship surpassed all internal expectations

With an average of 28 cars per event, and a season-high 34 at Fuji, the championship surpassed all internal expectations.

However, my team and I have no intention of resting on our laurels. There is still work to do as we continue our push to provide a GT platform and motorsport series Asia deserves.

Below you can download Version 1 of our 2017 Season Review and 2018 Presentation. Consider this as your reference for 2017 data (demographics, TV figures, social media numbers and spectator attendance, which exceeded expectations in Year 1) as well as information concerning 2018, including the entry form which is available a little earlier than usual due to interest.

Please note the December Early Bird Fee - don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Please also note the inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours, which I’m sure will interest many of you. It’s not a Blancpain GT Series Asia round but full-season teams will benefit from their previous Suzuka experience, especially as the same Pirelli tyres and SRO BoP will be in use.

There’s also the added prestige of competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge against the best SRO’s other series have to offer.

Blancpain GT Series Asia 2017 Season Review 2018 Presentation

Blancpain GT Series Asia 2018 Entry Form


Speaking of 2018...

In terms of format, not a great deal will change next season. The calendar was issued earlier this year, while stability is our primary objective for Year 2. We’ll introduce some minor tweaks on the sporting side, but not too many as the racing and spectacle were both excellent this season.

A couple of ‘headline’ changes concern the pitstop success penalties for the top-three in both classes, which we are proposing to adjust to 15, 10 and 5 seconds (previously 10/7/5). We also intend to split GT3 and GT4, which will race separately at all rounds apart from Suzuka and Fuji subject to capacity and interest

. We will also introduce an official test session at Suzuka during our race week, details of which will follow in due course.

Improvements will centre around increasing our scrutineering equipment, further refining our Race Control service, and adding the ‘Shout' system, which will further improve communication.

As in 2017 the high-spec live TV production and dedicated TSL timing system will also be available at every round to ensure the same professional environment and standards are met. 

I’m sure our financial incentives will also remain popular! Next year SRO's $400,000 Transportation Allowance is split between the first 25 fully-paid season-long entries, while $300,000 prize money will again be distributed to all full-season podium finishers in both classes. We are also looking to extend team and VIP catering to all rounds, although this remains subject to team and partner interest.

Benjamin Franassovici - photo SRO


16.11.2017 / MaP

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