Burton Upon Trent, November 19, 2012 – The Pirelli-supported GT Cup championship has confirmed that the 2013 calendar will feature seven rounds comprising of 19 races.

Italian tyre firm Pirelli will remain the championship’s official tyre supplier as the all-action series prepares to visit the UK’s most prestigious race circuits including the home of British motorsport: the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.

Each two day round will comprise of one 40 minute race with a compulsory pit stop on the Saturday, and two twenty-five minute sprint races on the Sunday.  The Saturday will also include a forty minute free practice session, and each day will have a 20 minute qualifying session.  One-day rounds will have 30 minute qualifying session and two twenty five minute sprint races.

The Bute Motorsport organising team continues with Hannah Wilson as championship coordinator and Phil Boland as the technical coordinator. The team has also been joined by Rob Janes in a new role to help promote the championship. 

Championship boss, Marc Haynes, commented:  “We have put a great deal of time and thought into our plans for the 2013 season and consulted widely with competitors and teams.  These exciting developments will take the GT Cup Championship forward in a positive way.”

Pirelli Tyre UK operations manager, Matthew Corby, said: “Pirelli has been involved with the GT Cup Championship for four years and we’re delighted to return as the official series supplier for 2013. It’s fantastic to have a calendar that includes the crème de la crème of British motorsport circuits and the return of National B licence entries and two driver team entries will add another element to next year’s racing.”

The 2013 GT Cup Championship calendar:

27/28 April                Donington National

11/12 May                 Brands Hatch GP

1/2 June                    Brands Hatch Indy

13 July                       Oulton Park International

17/18 August            Silverstone GP

7/8 September         Snetterton 300

28 September          Donington Park GP

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For further media information, please contact: Sarah Brown, Communications, Pirelli Ltd

Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd – +44 (0) 1283 525479 – PR Office - sarah.brown.st@pirelli.com