Published on February 29th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
More incentive for teams in GT Asia Series in 2016
Asia’s most successful GT category is about to become a whole lot more attractive to drivers in 2016, with the addition of Amateur, Pro-Am and Pro driver awards to the championship, joining those currently awarded for the outright GT3, GTM and GTC class winners and the teams champions in those classes.
A raft of changes are being introduced for the 2016 season – off the tail of the takeover of the championship by Motorsport Asia Limited – and the new awards are amongst the first.
In another change for the 2016 season, an official pre-season test will be undertaken at Korea International Circuit in South Korea in the days immediately ahead of the opening round of the championship – 9-10 May.
For 2016, all stops on the calendar have become three-day official events, with Motorsport Asia Limited dropping the unofficial practice sessions that had previously been offered on the Thursday of each round over the last few seasons, with additional practice offered on the Friday of each event.
2016 GT Asia Series – calendar
TEST DAYS, 9-10 May – Korea International Circuit (South Korea)
Rnd#1/#2, 13-15 May – Korea International Circuit (South Korea)
Rnd#3/#4, 10-12 June – Buriram International Circuit (Thailand)
Rnd#5/#6, 1-3 July – Okayama International Circuit (Japan)
Rnd#7/#8, 15-17 July – Fuji International Speedway (Japan)
Rnd#9/#10, 2-4 September – Shanghai International Circuit (China)
Rnd#11/#12, 21-23 October – Zhejiang Circuit (China)