Dunlop Endurance Championship Provisional Calendar for 2017
30th November 2016
We are close to nailing down our calendar for the 2017 season and as you can see, thanks to the popularity of our regular season-closer at Brands Hatch we have decided to run two into-the-night rounds next year.
For 2017 we are shaking up the whole Championship structure to further enhance our overall package. The GT & Production Championship is going and the Endurance Championship will be run with 2 different categories, Endurance Champion & Sprint Champion. The Endurance category will now run with a maximum race length of 2 hours with a race meeting consisting of a 2-hour race and a 50-minute race. This will give the endurance competitors a mix of racing, flat out sprint and a tactical endurance. Both the 2-hour race and the 50-minute race will count towards the Endurance Championship. The Sprint category will comprise of 2 x 50 minute races, the first will be a combined 50-minute race with the Endurance competitors and the second will be integrated in the 2-hour race, which has proved very successful in 2016. Thanks to the popularity of our final round this year, we are planning to run two ‘Into the Night’ meetings next year: the first will be at Silverstone, followed later the same month by our traditional end-of-season weekend at Brands Hatch.
The format of our weekends will also change: most will be single-day, representing an immediate saving on costs (except for the two night race weekends as there will be mandatory night qualifying the day before). However, we will continue to offer both TV coverage and VIP Hospitality for drivers and teams at each round.
Exclusive offers will be made to teams who are prepared to commit to us early – please contact us if you would like to sign up to a full or part-season in the Dunlop Endurance Championship in 2017. The standard entry fees are now available from the website.
|9th April||Silverstone International|
|24th June||Silverstone GP|
|29th July||Brands Hatch Indy|
|2nd September||Donington National|
|21st October||Oulton Park
|4th & 5th November
(TO BE CONFIRMED)
|Silverstone International (Night Races)|
|18th & 19th November||Brands Hatch Indy (Night Races)|
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