Thread: FIA GT Race No FIA GT World Cup for 2020?
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Old 5 Feb 2020, 14:40 (Ref:3955898)   #8
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W2Motorsport should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Originally Posted by Anyopenroad View Post
SRO have a habit of organising races on weekends when other series and events are known to be likely to happen. I wonder if they think that announcing their calendars relatively early means they get first call, but it doesn’t work like that.

As another example, the Endurance Series finale this year is at Nürburgring on what was always going to be the weekend of the WEC/ELMS double header at Silverstone. That’s just silly. Just for kicks, Creventic then put the Barcelona 24 Hours on the same weekend. I know some clashes are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean organisers throwing their hands in the air and giving up. There’s only so much spectator and viewing available.
If I remember correctly these three races clashed last year as well. I don't necessarily think that they impact each other all that much. Perhaps the Barcelona race will suffer a bit at the loss of a few teams who would have done paid drives who will otherwise be at the SRO race. There are a few drivers who will be running WEC that may have had a seat at Nurburgring otherwise but I don't think many if any people who would be competing for points.

I think the main focus of SRO is to not compete with their own series, and 26 races to schedule over the course of the season just for SRO World Challenge, and then add FFSA, and British GT on top of that and they have their hands full IMO.
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