The Genuine Racing 9 hours of Aston Historic rev. is what we want to become our annual racing highlight, the place to go for the top achievers in our team championships, but also for the top teams in other top-level series. It being a classic GT endurance race, there will be no safety cars during the 9 hours, just a rolling start and pedal to the metal from then on to the end of the race. A certain amount of teams will receive automatic entries into the main event, some with a fixed class and some who may choose which class they enter. The remaining spots will be given to teams who apply, but those must pre-qualify themselves into the main event.
The automatic entries the main event in the GT1 class are the 2013 GT1 Challenge top 5 teams and also the champions of the 2013 GT1 World Series. For the GT2 class, the top 5 teams of the 2013 Grand Touring Masters will receive automatic entries for the GT2 class. The top 3 teams of the 2013 Turbo Trophy and the teams champions of Cityliga 17 may choose a class which they want to enter too.
The event itself will consist of 24 hours of pre-qualifying (for the spots that are not taken up by automatic entries), 30 minutes of qualifying for each class and the 9 hour long race itself. The event schedule itself goes as follows:
- Wednesday 16.10.2013 at 18:00 UTC: Start of Pre-Qualifying
- Thursday 17.10.2013 at 18:00 UTC: End of Pre-Qualifying
- Friday 18.10.2013 at 18:00 UTC - GT1 Qualifying (30 minutes)
- Friday 18.10.2013 at 18:40 UTC - GT2 Qualifying (30 minutes)
- Saturday 19.10.2013 at 14:00 UTC - Race Start (9 hours)
This will be the first event in which we will reduce the GTR class car selection to two options only, the FZR and the XRR, as balancing the FXR to be competitive is simply not worth the effort and the fact that 4WD is also banned in most of the worlds road racing series. The balancing for both classes, GT1 and GT2, is the following:
FZR: 28kg ballast
FZR: 20% air-restriction
XRR: 24% air-restriction
The full rulebook, sign-ups and skin kit will be released within the next month. Until then you can already start making your mind up about who you're going to race with!
See you on track!