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Motorsport Asia has today announced the exciting GT Asia Series for 2011. The GT Asia Series combines GT3 Asia with the GT4 Asia Cup into one outstanding Championship, whilst making changes to the regulations to incorporate some of the best features from each Series.

After the successful end of year combined grid, during the final four races of the 2010 Season, the organisers spoke to the teams and drivers and have decided to combine the two Series to make a better show for the spectators.

“Close to the end of the Season last year, we had some very interesting feedback when we combined the two races together in Japan. The races were more exciting for both the drivers and the spectators so the decision was taken to join the two together” said David Sonenscher, CEO of Motorsport Asia.

The Series regulations have been carefully reworked to incorporate the best aspects of GT3 and GT4 to make the GT Asia Series in 2011. GT Asia Series will be divided into GT3 and GT4 with GT3 having two further classes, the GT Masters for 2010 or older cars which are not entirely to FIA GT3 specification and the Cup Sport, for ex Carrera Cup, Ferrari Challenge or Maserati Trofeo cars.

Sonenscher continued, “The regulations have been changed and one of the main changes is the fact the option to have two drivers is now open to all classes. All participants will have to go through a compulsory pit stop with a timed pit stop for those that are not changing drivers”.

The race duration has also been extended with drivers having to complete between 90km and 110km or a maximum of forty (40) minutes for each race. Each race weekend will comprise two Rounds with two official practice sessions and one fifteen minute qualifying session for each race. Both races will be from a Rolling Start.

“Having the two series together will also make a greater visual impact for the spectators. As it is there are plenty of supercars on the grid and seeing the vast variety of cars with Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris and Aston Martins will be really phenomenal” said Paul Yao, CEO of Supercar Club Hong Kong.

The SCCHK have received confirmation from Team Craft that they have changed their machinery to the Ford GT40 GT3. Although they managed to make an impact last year with their Ginetta G50’s the trio of Frank Yu, Samson Chan and Eric Cheung have decided to swap to challenge themselves once again.

Team PCS Racing driver, Mok Weng Sun have also recently confirmed a swap from his Porsche to the new Ferrari F458 GT3 while ART’s Sasha Chu and Eddie Yau have both confirmed to use the 997GT3 CupR for the season.

The Series will begin in May and will visit four Formula 1 circuits in Korea, Sepang, Fuji and Suzuka and end after 12 rounds with an Invitational race at Asia’s oldest street circuit, the Guia International Circuit, during the Macau Grand Prix.

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