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British GT championship set for live TV coverage in 2015

British GT championship, 2014

The British GT championship is set to have live TV coverage for every round next season.

Series boss Stephane Ratel stated at his annual press event ahead of the Spa 24 Hours this weekend that it is his intention for all rounds of the series to be covered live next season.

Ratel said: "The series is now at the level where it deserves live TV and we are trying to make it happen for next season.

"That is our intention, but we do not know how we are going to make it happen.

"We only know that we want to make the championship better."

This year, only the Silverstone 3 Hour race in June was due to be shown live on Motors TV, although the coverage was delayed and shown 'as live'.

Highlights of the remaining races are shown on BT Sport.

Ratel also revealed that he wants to re-invigorate the GTC class for one-make Porsche 911 GT Cup, Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo and Ferrari 458 Challenge racers.

The move is part of his tentative plan to run separate races for the GT4 class at some races next season.

The GTC cars would join the main grid of GT3 machinery when the GT4 cars have separate races, while all three classes would race together at circuits such as Silverstone and Spa where there is greater pits capacity.

The plan is dependent on GT3/GTC and GT4 being able to attract separate grids of 20-25 cars.

Series manager Benjamin Franassovici said: "We have a capacity for full-season entries for 32-34 cars and unless we go well beyond that, we wouldn't consider separate grids."

Franassovici explained that he was in contact with teams looking to join GTC - which has so far failed to attract any entries this season - about joining the championship before the end of the year.

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