After the recent collapse of the European FIA-GT2 series, the ACO felt the need to reassure us that GT2 is a stable commodity in ACO sanctioned playgrounds.
In an interview with Endurance-info, Remy Brouard wanted to assure us of the importance placed on the production based category.
Recently the ACO held discussions with a large number of teams and manufacturers involved regarding the future of the class.
The ACO release highlights the following changes for ACO sanctioned series in Europe, USA, and Asia, from 2010 onwards:
– After listening to all manufacturers of GT2 class vehicles. The ACO has lodged their demand for “freezing” of the 2009 regulations with the FIA for 2010 and 2011.
– As a security parameter the class with be performance balanced with other categories (LMP and GT), performance of GT2 class vehicles has also been lowered to improve reliability over the course of 24 hours.
– The ACO has also elected to open the LM-GT2 category to new, ‘ in demand’ brands to make the category more influential. Of the 26 Le Mans 24 Hours applications received by the ACO for GT2, there are seven different brands, including three new marques (BMW, Jaguar and Corvette).
– Stabilisation of rules, allowing projects from different manufacturers and to control the current level of GT2 class performance to create a platform where private and factory competitors have an equal chance of victory.