Budget Class Planned for FIA GT

An entry level GT class could be introduced next season as part of a massive reorganisation of the FIA GT championship, according to this week's Autosport magazine

Budget Class Planned for FIA GT

Series boss Stephane Ratel is pitching a new GT3 division at privateers who have disappeared from GT2 over the past two seasons. Ratel wants the category midway between the GT2 and Cup classes that run in the national series in Britain and France.

Ratel said: "There is room for another class. There's a lot of interest for more standard cares that would be less expensive to race."

The Maserati Trofeo Light, an upgraded one-make racer, would be ideal according to Ratel. Other cars that could be eligible include Chrysler's Viper Competition Coupe.

The idea is part of Ratel's plan to turn the European based FIA-GT championship into a world championship.

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