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Snetterton set for British F3 & GT Championships

Tuesday, April 26 2011

Snetterton is preparing to host its first major race meeting since undergoing a multi-million pound circuit redevelopment, when the new 300 track configuration hosts the upcoming round of the British F3 & GT Championships on 14/15 May.

Several club level motorsport events have taken place on the new 2.99-mile 300 circuit since it opened in mid-February, and the transformed layout has met with widespread praise throughout the motorsport community.

However, the British F3 & GT Championships double headline meeting will mark the first time a national series has raced on the new circuit.

Lining up on the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship grid will be a mouth-watering array of cars, including the Mercedes SLS 'gullwing', Ferrari 458, Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin DBRS9.

Norfolk based manufacturer Lotus will also be entering their Evora GT4 car into the championship's two-hour endurance race at Snetterton, which will feature mandatory pit stops and driver swaps.

In addition, Snetterton will host three races from the Cooper Tires British F3 Championship - the series that launched the careers of F1 stars such as Jenson Button and Ayrton Senna.

2011 is the diamond anniversary of both Snetterton circuit and British F3, and among the young talents hoping to sparkle in Norfolk will Carlin's Rupert Svendsen-Cook from Ipswich. Svendsen-Cook is currently the leading British driver in the F3 standings, lying fifth after taking victory at the season opener in Monza, Italy and a further five top ten finishes this season to date.

Spectators will be able to enjoy superb viewing opportunities of the 300 circuit's first major meeting, as a number of elevated viewing areas have been constructed at key vantage points overlooking the new layout.

As well as five headline races from the British F3 and GT Championships, the weekend will feature racing from Caterhams, the Volkswagen Racing Cup and British Formula Ford.

Book advance tickets and win a VIP upgrade!
All advance ticket purchasers will also be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win a VIP upgrade for two people, courtesy of championship sponsors Cooper Tires and Avon Tyres.

The winner and a guest will receive luxury hospitality on raceday (Sunday) including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, access to the post-race driver press conferences and a pre-race grid walk.

Discounted tickets for the British F3 & GT Championships at Snetterton on 14/15 May are now on sale from £17 for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click on the link below.