The high-power solution to counter a dying breed
SRO boss Stephane Ratel was worried about the disappearance of the amateur - or 'gentleman' - drivers who used to be the bedrock of GT3. So he invented a new category that brings back a familiar name from the past
If you're already confused by the myriad of categories - and different names for them - that make up the landscape of international GT racing, then be prepared for a new addition. The class is called GT2 and, no surprise, it's the brainchild of Stephane Ratel, the architect of GT3 and GT4, as well as the short-lived GT1 division of the early 2010s.
Ratel, the world's premier promoter of GT racing by some chalk, saw an opening - or rather a need - for a new class. His realisation was founded on the gradual disappearance of the amateur driver from many of the series he promotes around the world.
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