11 October 2021 |

SRO Founder Stephane Ratel discusses 2022 after promising start

SRO founder Stephane Ratel revealed minor details regarding next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour and the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS.

The originator of GT3 racing, Ratel summarised the season in Australia so far before revealing a to be confirmed date for next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour.

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“Believe it or not in the midst of the pandemic, we were awarded together with our Australian partners ARG the promotion of Australian GT that we’ve put under the banner of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered AWS,” Ratel stated.

“It’s been growing, it’s has been a very promising start.

“Unfortunately, after the winter two of the remaining three rounds had to be cancelled, but we are very confident, that’s why we can’t really announce the calendar for next year, which was also depending on the date of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

“So now we have a date for the Bathurst 12 Hours, the local GT rounds can be built around it and we’re looking forward to great success next year.”

No dates or venues are fully confirmed as of yet for the calendar although the Bathurst 12 Hour will not feature as a round.

Further announcements included a review of the FIA driver classification system, which will be considered by GT World Challenge Australia management.

Also a push to enter a GT team into the FIA Motorsport Games representing Australia is being encouraged with the support of Motorsport Australia, with France hosting this edition at Paul Ricard.