- Jun 15, 2010
Report: GT1 class to be eliminated from next year's Le Mans
After having effectively scrapped its own GT1 class last year, the ACO welcomed in the new generation of sports-racers built for the FIA GT1 World Championship into the iconic 24-hour race. As it turns out, however, 2010 will be the only time these entries will have been allowed into the race, as the ACO moves to eliminate the category once and for all, replacing it with a two-tier category based on the current GT2 regulations.
The move reportedly enjoys the support of winning drivers in both categories, including the Chevrolet Corvette team's four-time class winner Oliver Gavin and Aston Martin's Tomas Enge, who see the excitement shifting to GT2 in recent years.
[Source: Autosport | Image: Darrell Ingham/Getty]