SRO Motorsports Group has extended its agreement to organise and promote the Intelligent Money British GT Championships until at least 2025 after renewing its partnership with Motorsport UK.
SRO, which also organises the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge, has been running the British series since 2004. Under its leadership, the series has seen the introduction of both the GT3 and GT4 classes, which have endured in the championship until this day.
“No series has been part of SRO Motorsports Group’s portfolio longer than the Intelligent Money British GT Championship, and I think that longevity speaks for itself,” says Stéphane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group founder and CEO. “However, it’s also a very important element within global GT racing and wider motorsport.
“Many teams, drivers and staff gain experience in British GT before embarking on European and international programmes. These are often SRO-run events that use the same common regulations, but GT3 and GT4 is now so widespread that the sky really is the limit.
” Motorsport in general benefits from this universal platform, including the UK which remains one of the best-represented industries.
“On a personal level, we are very proud to have overseen the same championship for more than 20 years.”
“I’d like to thank Motorsport UK for again placing their trust in SRO Motorsports Group but must also highlight the tireless work of Lauren Granville and Benjamin Franassovici who, between them, have managed British GT so successfully for the majority of the last two decades.”
Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK CEO, added: “We are delighted to extend our long-standing relationship with the SRO Motorsports Group for a further five years. Stéphane Ratel and his highly professional team have developed a fantastic formula, which works incredibly well for the British GT Championship.
“The calibre of drivers and teams that return year after year, aligned with the professionalism of the series, produces exceptional racing – with the title fight frequently going down to the final round.
“We look forward to working with SRO to ensure the continued success of the championship and as a platform to engage with new audiences and promote motorsport in general.”