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Donington double for British GT in 2019!

Tuesday, September 18 2018

The British GT Championship will make two visits to Donington Park next season following confirmation of the series' 2019 calendar.

Fans will be able to enjoy June and September rounds of the championship at the Leicestershire circuit, with the exact race format for the new round still under wraps while MotorSport Vision discusses options with championship organiser SRO Motorsport Group.

The additional visit on 22-23 June will be followed by British GT's customary two-hour end of season Donington Decider, held on the weekend of 14-15 September.

MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer commented: "We're delighted to be holding two rounds of British GT at Donington Park in 2019. When MSV took over the running of the circuit last season, we were very keen to improve and expand upon the number of major events on the race calendar and this is a fantastic addition. 

"British GT is benefiting from increasing popularity with fans and competitors, and we're delighted to be able to give them another date at Donington to look forward to in 2019."

It's the first time Donington will have hosted British GT outside of its traditional end-of-season slot since the championship staged a three-hour race at the circuit in 2011. 

The recent but expected sale of Rockingham left British GT without a suitable sixth venue in the UK. As such, and following discussions with several existing and new circuits, Donington was considered the strongest candidate to host two championship rounds in the same season. 

British GT Championship Manager Benjamin Franassovici commented: "There were a lot of elements to consider, such as availability, date clashes and suitability, but Donington was always at the top of our wish list if we were required to visit the same circuit twice. It's very popular with drivers but also has a pitlane big enough to accommodate refuelling, as would have been the case at Rockingham. However, it also offers the chance to try something different and there are a few things we've been considering behind the scenes. We're currently working with MSV to see which of these can be incorporated next season."

2019 British GT Championship Calendar
April 20 & 22 - Oulton Park - 2x 1hr races
May 18/19 - Snetterton - 2x 1hr races
June 8/9 - Silverstone 500 - 1x 3hr race
June 22/23 - Donington Park - TBC 
July 20/21 - Spa-Francorchamps - 1x 2hr race
August 3/4 - Brands Hatch - 1x 2hr race
September 14/15 - Donington Park - 1x 2hr race

The final round of the 2018 British GT Championship takes place at Donington Park on 22-23 September, with tickets available in advance from £20, with free entry for children aged under 13. For more information or to book, click here