very difficult period when Monza finally succumbed to noise protests our six
race calendar is confirmed, yet again at great tracks and for the first full
race weekend since the fantastic development of the Paul Ricard track as THE
safest test track in the world, alongside the FIA GT Championship.
C/GTP Racing runs six race weekends per season with varying race formats at
every weekend. There are normally two independent races with varying lengths of
30 to 40 minute duration and an average (with practice) of 120 minutes
total track time.
NEW for 2006 is the trial of two race weekends
with a 60 minute and 30 minute combination. The longer race has the
option of two drivers and pit stops for all cars, which should make it
more interesting for the spectators and challenging for the teams!
Refuelling will be using 25L safety fuel jugs and will be done with plenty of
time for good safety practices, as there is a compulsory THREE minute
All Class 1 cars will have to stop for THREE minutes and non
re-fuellers (C2 and the early C1 cars that can last 60 minutes) will have to
stop for ONE minute, when tyres must be checked.
Alas, no opportunity
for this in the UK in 2006, but we are thrilled to be running the 60 minute
races at Spa in July and Paul Ricard in August, when many drivers will
be grateful for a mid race refreshment in the heat, never mind the cars!