Rolex GT class to accommodate 28 models

Flexible 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series GT and SGS regulations, newly released by the Grand American Road Racing Association, include a mix of cars in the GT division embracing current 2003 GT and GTS cars and other models that are expected to become the standard for the class. The GT rules list 28 different eligible models from 19 manufacturers. SGS is new to the Rolex Series and is essentially the same as the current GS-1 class in the Grand-Am Cup

Rolex GT class to accommodate 28 models

"We announced last July that we were going to take a fresh look at the GT class for next year," said Grand-Am's director of competition, Mark Raffauf. "We've spent the summer visiting manufacturers around the USA and talking to them about our concept and gathering input. Now we've put those ideas on paper so people can start building cars.

"If there is a car that does not come with a powerful enough engine, we're going to allow the owner to use a different unit from the same manufacturer. We're also going to allow front-drive to rear-drive conversions and some other things so that our race fans will get to see a lot of different cars running fender to fender on the track."

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