The Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli puts amateur drivers at the centre of GT racing, offering world-class cars run by professional teams within a relaxed atmosphere where they can thrive.
GT2 sits below GT3 in the SRO pyramid, giving amateurs a place to develop on a level playing field and hone their skills with extensive track time. A GT2 car features more outright power than a GT3 but is less dependent on its aerodynamics to produce the best lap times, making it more friendly to race for an amateur.
Launched in 2021, the series enters its fourth season in fine health following the introduction of two new global brands to the grid last term, whilst a wealth of new teams and drivers also joined the field.
The class of 2024 will include no fewer than six manufacturers, with series newcomers Mercedes-AMG and Maserati joining Audi, Porsche, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche.
All six rounds of the 2024 Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli will run in tandem with Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS, including a first appearance on the support package for the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa as the marquee race celebrates its centenary.
The GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club also joins the line-up at five rounds, creating a real festival of GT racing. This integration will also allow competitors to make use of the Mic Food and SRO Hospitality structures, both of which will be present at each event.
Each race weekend consists of two one-hour free practice sessions, followed by two 20-minute qualifying sessions to define the grids for two 50-minute races, each with a mandatory pit stop. With no limit on private testing outside of championships rounds, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in additional paid testing events.
The series offers two classes – Pro-Am and Am. Pro-Am allows an amateur (graded FIA Bronze) driver to share with a professional (up to FIA Silver grade), providing the perfect environment for on-event driver and car development coaching. The Am class caters for a single or two Bronze drivers. Both classes offer independent rewards, with trophies and a champion crowned in each category.
The Iron Cup is also awarded at each round to the top driver pairing with a combined age of 100 years and over in both classes.
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