GT RACING ON NEW GP CIRCUIT
Silverstone is preparing to host its first major international event on the new Grand Prix Circuit, in just over three weeks time. Featuring the FIA GT1 World Championship, Silverstone’s Supercar weekend will take place on 1-2 May, christening the new section of tarmac.
As the finishing touches are being made to the new track layout (3.666 miles in length), British driver Darren Turner, who drives for the GT1 Young Driver AMR team and lives a short distance from Silverstone, comments, “I think all of the drivers will be looking forward to trying out the new curves at Silverstone! A lot of thought has gone into the design of the layout and it’s great for GT1 World that we will be the first major championship to sample the new Silverstone.
“As a British driver I know Silverstone like the back of my hand so it will be interesting to experience the new section; working out the lines and its subtleties and how it flows into the rest of the track. Aston Martin is historically very strong at Silverstone. Although we have new regulations and a new championship I hope the package remains competitive and we can get a good result.”
Along with plenty of on-track action, this is the fans’ first chance to get a glimpse of the highly anticipated Arena Complex – which is the main feature of Silverstone’s new Grand Prix Circuit.
In addition to the FIA GT1 cars, the Silverstone Supercar event will also feature the FIA GT3 European Championship, GT4 European Cup, and the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series. All categories will be racing on both days (1-2 May), with the FIA GT1 World Championship holding a qualifying race on Saturday afternoon and its Championship race on Sunday. Winners from this race will also be presented with the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, which has a long and illustrious history and has been won a record seven times by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss.
This year’s FIA GT1 World Championship, the pinnacle of GT racing, features a multi-million pound grid made up of iconic and prestigious marques such as Aston Martin, Corvette, Lamborghini, Maserati and Nissan.
All tickets to the event include access to grandstand seating, free parking, a wealth of off-track entertainment and free entry for children aged 15 years and under*.
Advance tickets to the Silverstone Supercar event start from as little as £10. For further event information, or to book tickets, visit www.silverstone.co.uk or call 0844 3728 260.
* Entry for children aged 15 years and under is free of charge. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times. Each paying adult may accompany up to a maximum of four children.