SRO Motorsports Group, the series organiser of the GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS, has announced the calendar for the 2021 season. th
The glocal pandemic forced SRO Motorsports Group to cancel the 2020 season. The 2021 season for the series will begin a month later than is usual with the provision that it could be pushed back further if the situation demanded it.
Each weekend will feature two one-hour sprint races with the opening rounds taking place at Sepang on May 29 – 30 and June 19 – 20. The grid then moves to Buriram in Thailand for the weekend of July 3 – 4 before travelling to Motegi in Japan for the weekend of August 7 – 8.
The final two rounds of the 2021 season will take place in China with Shanghai hosting the weekend of September 11 12 and Zhuhai the weekend of October 16 – 17.
The organisers have built in the provision that if travel restrictions force the cancellation of the the opening round, three one-hour races will take place at the second weekend at Sepang on June 19 – 20 and an additional two races will be scheduled over the remaining rounds to ensure that 12 races take place throughout the season.
In 2021 SRO Motorsports Group will return to Zhuhai for the first time since 2007, the location allowing teams easier access to Macau for the GT race which normally takes place in Mid-November.
The new GT2 class will also feature in the 2021 GT World Challenge Asia calendar. The Sepang round in June and the season finale in Zhuhai will bth feature 40-minute multi-class sprint races without pitstops for solo drivers in GT2, GT3, GT4 and GTC machinery.
To continue its focus on regional development, the series will continue to mandate one Asian driver per entry in 2021.
2021 Provisional Calendar
Sepang – May 29 – 30 – 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4
Sepang – June 19 – 20 – 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4 + 2 x GT Sprint Asia 2 races
Buriram – July 3 – 4 – 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4
Motegi – August 7 – 8 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4
Shanghai – September 11/12 – 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4
Zhuhai – October 16 – 17 – 2 x 1hr races – GT3/GT4 + 2 x GT Sprint Asia races