British GT Championship
We are pleased to be continuing as the official fuel supplier for the 2016 British GT Championship. After three years away, we were back fuelling the championship again last year, where we saw full grids, lots of on-track action and even gained a Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner from the season!
The added bonus, to everyone who enters the British GT championship, is that drivers continue to be eligible to sign up for the Sunoco Challenges; with the GT3 Class for the Sunoco Whelen Challengers and GT4 Classes and GTC for the Sunoco 200 Challengers (subject to change). We were pleased to announce late in 2015, that their British GT3 Champion, Jonny Adam, was awarded with the Sunoco Whelen Challenge title. Adam will be out driving in the USA in January 2016, at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This news compliments the ever-growing product range that Anglo American Oil Company sells, the Championships we continue to fuel and staff that we continue to employ as part of the Anglo/Sunoco team.
Benjamin Franassovici, British GT Championship Manager: “I’m delighted that next season’s British GT calendar will mix elements of continuity with a slightly re-jigged format. We’re always keen to explore new opportunities but, after consulting with our teams, believe retaining the same seven circuits as this season was the best option.
“Obviously moving the opening round away from Oulton wasn’t a decision we took lightly. It’s always been a fantastic host and I’m sure the local crowd’s enthusiasm for British GT will be as evident over a May Bank Holiday as it has been during the traditional Easter date. But we were keen to try something different and Brands Hatch, which staged a brilliant race last season, offered that opportunity.
“That the European GT4 Series, which recently announced it would be running the same Pirelli tyres as British GT4, will also join our grid at Silverstone and Spa is obviously great news. The same goes for our successful partnership with BRDC F4, which will feature a new, much faster car for its second season alongside British GT. It’s also worth noting that a number of new GT3 teams will be announcing their plans over the winter period, and we might even see several new-generation GT3 models joining the fray, too.
“The British GT package has seldom looked stronger.”
2016 British GT Championship Calendar
- Round 1. April 16/17: Brands Hatch GP (2-hour race)
- Round 2. April 30/May 1: Rockingham (2-hour race)
- Rounds 3 & 4. May 28/30: Oulton Park (2x 1-hour races)
- Round 5. June 11/12: Silverstone 500 (3-hour race)
- Round 6. July 8/9: Spa-Francorchamps (2-hour race)
- Rounds 7 & 8. August 6/7: Snetterton 300 (2x 1-hour races)
- Round 9. September 10/11: Donington Park (2-hour race)
Official website: www.britishgt.com