The GT4 Sprint Cup Europe powered by SRO Motorsports Group is the latest asset to the DTM support programme for the season finale held from 12th to 14th October, 2018. The cost-efficient GT-racing entry category, classified below the GT3 class, is gaining increasing popularity all over the world. The motor-racing enthusiasts at the Hockenheimring may look forward to quite a number of manufacturers. In addition to the GT4 vehicles of the manufacturers in DTM – BMW M4 GT4, Mercedes-AMG GT4 and Audi R8 GT4 – the grid presumably also will feature spectacular racing cars such as the Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR, the Ginetta G55 GT4 and the KTM X-Bow GT4.
The GT4 vehicles provide close-to-production motor racing without expensive technology or hidden costs. The basis for the racers are production cars that are built at least 300 times a year. The minimum weight amounts to 1,000kg. Widening the body or using aerodynamic components is widely prohibited and diffusers or rear wings are clearly smaller than in the higher GT categories. With the exception of brake systems and shock-absorber systems, a special permission is required to use anything that cannot be found on the production car.
At Hockenheim, the GT4 racers will contest two 40-minute races on Saturday and Sunday – after free practice sessions and the qualifying on Friday. Only Silver and Bronz