The fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK, the
2018 saw the introduction of the most significant changes to the championship since the very first race in 2003, headlined by the introduction of reversed grids. After one of the most competitive and successful seasons to date, 2019 will usher in only refinements to the format that has become familiar throughout 2018.
As is currently the procedure, a driver’s fastest qualifying time will determine the starting grid for the first race of each weekend. Similarly, the starting grid for the second race of each weekend will be determined by the finishing order in the first race. However, any drivers failing to complete race one in 2019 will start race two behind the last race finisher of their category. All other classified finishers will be allocated starting positions in accordance with their finishing position in race one.
The winner of the first race will continue to select a number at random between four and six, denoting whether the first four, five or six overall finishers will have their grid positions reversed for race two.
The consistent points format for all categories introduced for the 2018 season will continue, with the Pro category points weighted towards race one and drivers in each category awarded two championship points for setting the fastest lap within their category in qualifying. For 2019, the driver who sets the fastest lap within their category during a race will be awarded an additional championship point per race.
In a bid to mitigate any drivers who join the championship mid-season affecting the points haul of full-season championship challengers, all drivers who join the championship after round six will no longer be eligible for championship points.
Drivers and teams will be competing for an unchanged prize fund, including awards of £40,000 to the overall champion and £35,000 to the winner of the Rookie class – two of UK motorsport’s single largest prizes. For Pro category competitors in 2019, weekend prize money will now align with the points system in being weighted towards the first race. The distribution for 2019 is as follows:
Race 1 Race 2
1st £1,700 £1,300
2nd £1,400 £1,000
3rd £1,200 £800
4th £900 £700
5th £600 £600
In addition, all other prize initiatives will continue. Winners of the Pro, Pro-Am and Am categories will be offered the use of a
Continuing the tradition of providing a world-class calendar as part of the world-wide
Rounds 1 and 2 Brands Hatch (Indy) TOCA 5–7 April
Rounds 3 and 4 Spa or Monza WEC or ELMS
Rounds 5 and 6 Croft TOCA 14–16 June
Rounds 7 and 8 Oulton Park TOCA 28–30 June
Rounds 9 and 10 Snetterton TOCA 27–29 July
Rounds 11 and 12 Knockhill TOCA 13–15 September
Rounds 13 and 14 Silverstone (National) TOCA 27–29 September
Rounds 15 and 16 Brands Hatch (GP) TOCA 11–13 October
Following positive feedback from drivers and teams there will continue to be four fully-supported
Media Day Silverstone March
Supported Test 1 TBC March
Supported Test 2 Snetterton Preceeding week
Supported Test 3 Knockhill Preceeding week
Supported Test 4 Silverstone Preceeding Week
For 2019, the championship will introduce a
Furthermore, on each morning of a championship weekend, five drivers will be selected at random to conduct a breathalyser test. The tests will be performed by the championship team and a zero-tolerance rule will be in effect.
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 01 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From 01 September 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 01 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.