Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Rod Wilson to join GT Asia Series as Series Manager
Experienced Australian motorsports professional Rod Wilson will join the expanding GT Asia Series for 2016 in the role of Series Manager. An experienced former racer, promoter, driving instructor and tyre supplier to various championships in Australia over more than 30 years, Wilson will play an integral role in the expansion of Asia’s leading GT championship which is now under sole management by Motorsport Asia Limited.
Involved in team management and the introduction of one of the world’s leading tyre marques into the national GT championship in Australia in recent years, Wilson’s GT3 experience will prove invaluable in his new role.
Wilson’s responsibilities for the series will include liaison with the many international teams involved in the championship, as well as management of the logistics of each event, including dealing with circuit management, series partners and Motorsport Asia management.
Wilson’s new role will begin in South Korea with the very first official two-day test for the series, a new initiative for 2016 – which begins on 9 May at Korea International Circuit, before the opening round of the championship the following weekend on 13-15 May. Then it’s on to Thailand, before a return to Japan and then China ahead of the final round at the new Zhejiang Circuit in southern China.
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)