Auto GP reveals prize money details for 2014 season
|By Peter Mills||Thursday, October 10th 2013, 14:29 GMT|
Auto GP has released further details of the prize money it will offer in 2014.
The series had announced its decision to reinstate a prize fund for next season last month, after withdrawing prize money this year to facilitate a technical overhaul of its cars.
The top three drivers over each double-header weekend will be eligible for the prize fund.
The leading point-scoring driver over both races will receive 20,000 euro, the second-placed driver 10,000 euro and the third-placed will get 5,000 euro.
In potential scenarios where drivers finish equal on points, the amount will be split equally between them.
"We are proud to announce the return of Prize Money for the 2014 season," said series boss Enzo Coloni. "It will add more interest for the teams and drivers competing in the championship."
This year's Auto GP series concluded at Brno last weekend, with Formula Renault 3.5 graduate Vittorio Ghirelli winning the title for Super Nova.
Attention now turns to the series' post-season test at Jerez on October 28th 29th.
"Now we are fully focused on the upcoming test at Jerez, where there will be a lot of work for our engine and tyre suppliers Zytek and Kumho," said Coloni.
"We will be there for the first time, so we need to be ready under every regard. The goal for us will be to enable drivers to try a tough and powerful car at a reduced cost."