The Blancpain GT Series has confirmed an impressive line-up of support events ahead of what promises to be an action-packed 2018 season.
GT and single-seater championships will form part of a high-octane itinerary throughout the upcoming campaign, ensuring that each of the 10 rounds provides fans with a wealth of on-track entertainment.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo will once again play a key supporting role in 2018, extending a relationship that stretches back to 2011. This promises to be a landmark year for the Super Trofeo organisation, which celebrates the 10th season of competition for its European championship.
The popular one-make series will deploy a new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO in 2018, with improved aerodynamics and safety features among the developments that will drive standards forwards even further.
Five rounds will run alongside Blancpain GT Series events, beginning at the historic Monza circuit in support of the opening Endurance Cup race of the 2018 season (20-22 April).
The Super Trofeo will then be present at Silverstone (18-20 May), the Sprint Cup round at Misano (22-24 June), during the Total 24 Hours of Spa (26-29 July), and finally at the Nürburgring (14-16 September).
The supporting cast for 2018 is not limited to GT machinery. Blancpain GT Series spectators will have even greater opportunity to catch a glimpse of the racing stars of tomorrow this season, with the ultra-competitive Formula Renault Eurocup expanding its relationship with the championship.
The long-running junior single-seater series is renowned for developing world-class talent and counts Blancpain GT Series stars Robin Frijns and Albert Costa among its recent champions.
Having been part of the support bill at two Blancpain GT Series events in 2017 the Renault-powered category will be present at five rounds this season. The first will be at Monza, followed by Silverstone, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, Hungaroring (31 August-2 September) and finally the Nürburgring.
There will be plenty more GT action to keep the crowds entertained at every Blancpain GT Series event of 2018. The GT4 European Series will be present at all five rounds of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup this season, beginning at Zolder (6-8 April) and concluding at the Nürburgring.
Featuring GT4 machinery from 13 prestigious brands, including Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes, and Audi, this competitive category enjoys a healthy combination of experienced racers and hungry young talents looking to take the next step. It promises to go from strength to strength in 2018 as it becomes even more closely aligned with the Blancpain GT Series.
Blancpain GT Sports Club will be on the support bill at five Blancpain GT Series events in 2018, beginning at Monza’s much-anticipated Endurance Cup round. It then links up with the Blancpain GT Series at Paul Ricard (1/2 June), Misano, Hungaroring, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Now entering its fourth season, Blancpain GT Sports Club gives gentlemen drivers the opportunity to fight for overall victories and provides the perfect stepping stone from club competition to international motorsport.
This year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the iconic endurance race celebrating its 70th edition in 2018. To further strengthen the on-track action, the prestigious FIA Formula 3 European Championship will once again join the supporting cast.
2018 will represent the third successive year in which FIA Formula 3 Championship competes as part of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The continental championship provides another key development series for the GT and single-seater stars of the future, among them 2013 champion and current Blancpain GT Series racer Raffaele Marciello.
The race in the Ardennes will see further support action from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux, which makes its second appearance alongside the Blancpain GT Series following a successful debut at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2017.
One of many successful Porsche Cup championships competing across the globe, the Benelux series makes use of the Stuttgart marque’s iconic 991 machine. Competing as part of the 70th anniversary Total 24 Hours of Spa will represent its headline event in 2018. Together with regular support series Formula Renault Eurocup and Lamborghini Super Trofeo, an action-packed weekend is guaranteed at Spa.
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