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07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019 07 Sep 2019 08:00 08 Sep 2019 18:00 Europe/London International GT Open International GT Open returns to Silverstone for its eighth year! Silverstone Circuit

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International GT Open Overview

In 2019, the International GT Open will run its 14th season, confirming itself as one of the top pro-am racing platforms in Europe.

It was back in 2006 that GT Sport and former sports car driver Jesús Pareja launched the series, following the introduction of GT Sport’s single-seater series, today’s Euroformula Open. Since then, the International GT Open has enjoyed constant expansion and a growing success, thanks to stable rules, controlled costs, excellent TV coverage and premium venues. Today, the International GT Open renews its formula to further assert its position among GT series in Europe.

Reasons to watch the International GT Open:

  • One of the best platforms for Pro and Am GT racing in the world
  • The highest level of performance for GT3 cars
  • First series to adopt time handicap system to level performances, instead of complex and costly technical measures
  • Best calendar in the world, in terms of circuits visited (all legendary and F.1-graded venues)

 

Ticket Prices

We recommend booking your tickets in advance to benefit from cheaper prices.

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child (15 and under) Adult Child (15 and under)
Saturday £10 Free £15 Free
Sunday £15 Free £20 Free
Weekend £20 Free £25 Free

Open Grandstands

 

Woodcote B and National Pit Straight will have roving seating throughout the weekend.

The Pit Stop Cafe will be open over the weekend serving hot food, hot drinks, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and cold beverages.

What’s Included

  • Free roving grandstand access
  • Live commentary on 87.7 FM
  • Children 15 years and under are FREE!
  • Free access to the Paddock areas
  • Free parking
  • Amazing grids
  • Supercars galore

Race Details

The International GT Open is based on GT3 cars, either: GT3 FIA homologated cars or GT3 assimilated cars.

Following titles are established:

  • Overall
  • Pro-Am
  • Am
  • Teams’ Trophy

Driver Pair Categories

PRO
Pairs (or combination of) Silver/Gold/Platinum

PRO-AM
Pairs of 1 Bronze (mandatory) +
1 Silver/Gold/Platinum

AM
Pairs of Bronze drivers

Points & Handicaps

Drivers score and sum up points individually. Points are awarded to the first nine positions overall according to the scale: 12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Additional points are awarded to the first five positions by category (GT3 Am, GTCup Pro and Am) according to the scale 10-8-6-4-3.

Time handicaps are applied to the three first classified in each category in the previous races and consist of 15, 10 and 5 seconds, which can be accumulated up to a maximum of 30 seconds. Handicaps are served during the mandatory driver change. These handicaps will be discounted in results lower than a third.

Support Races:

The International GT Open shares its event meetings with sister F.3-based single-seater series, the Euroformula Open, and other top racing series, the Radical Challenge Championship, the new Alpine Cup and the Lotus Cup Europe.

Billy Monger

British fans will get their only opportunity of the year to watch international Formula 3 racing and home hero Billy Monger in action on home soil this weekend thanks to Euroformula Open. Not only is the championship bringing an exciting line-up of teams and drivers, several of who are Formula 1 juniors, it is also debuting its improved engine performance regulations for the Silverstone crowd.

Monger, who won the Pau Grand Prix as part of the championship earlier this year, is one of the most popular drivers in Britain but his international exploits means his only weekend of racing at home will be in Euroformula.
Other names to look out for are British F3 champion Enaam Ahmed, multi-disciplined talent Lukas Dunner, Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger and Manuel Maldonado – cousin of 2012 Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor.

Fun Facts

Who has the fastest lap set at Silverstone?

Albert Costa (E.Frey Racing Lexus) 1.59.489 in Race 1 in 2017

Previous years’ champions?

2018: Rik Breukers (Imperiale Racing Lamborghini)

2017: Giovanni Venturini (Imperiale Racing Lamborghini)

2016: Fabrizio Crestani – Thomas Biagi (Orange1 Team Lazarus Lamborghini Huracán)

2015: Alvaro Parente – Miguel Ramos (Teo Martín Motorsport McLaren)

2014: Daniel Zampieri – Roman Mavlanov (SMP Racing Ferrari)

2013: Andrea Montermini (Villorba Corse Ferrari)

2012: Gimmi Bruni – Federico Leo (AF Corse Ferrari)

2011: Soheil Ayari (JMB Racing Ferrari)

2010: Alvaro Barba – Pierre Kaffer (AF Corse Ferrari)

2009: Marcel Fässler – Joel Camathias (Trottet Racing Ferrari)

2008: Andrea Montermini – Michele Maceratesi (Playteam Ferrari)

2007: Richard Lietz – Joel Camathias (Autorlando Sport Porsche)

2006: Miuchele Bartyan (Playteam Ferrari)

Facts and Figures:

  • 7 countries visited
  • 11 manufacturers represented
  • 5-continent TV coverage
  • 60 countries in LIVE TV coverage – 133 in deferred
  • More than 2500 hours of TV broadcasting around the globe
  • 250.000 circulation of print coverage in specialized press
  • 18.5 million hits on GT Open website

Race Season

There are 7 rounds for the International GT Open in 2019

Date Location
27-28 April Circuit do Estoril (PRT) Circuit Paul Ricard (FRA)
25-26 May  Hockenheim (GER)
8-9 June Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps (BEL)
13-14 July Red Bull Ring (AUS)
7-8 September SILVERSTONE (GBR)
21-22 September Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP)
12-13 October Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (ITA)

*2019 provisional calendar

Timetable

  • Saturday 7th September
    Time Session Class
    09.00/09.20 Qualifying – 1 Alpine ELF Europe Cup
    09.35/09.55 Qualifying – 1 GT Cup Open Europe
    10.10/10.35 Qualifying – 1 Euroformula Open
    10.50/11.25 Qualifying – 1 International GT Open
    11.55 Race – 1
    Rolling start
    Alpine ELF Europa Cup
    12.30/13.30 Lunch time ALL
    13.50 Race – 1
    Rolling start
    GT Cup Open Europe
    15.15 Race – 1
    Standing start
    Euroformula Open
    16.15 Race – 1
    Rolling start
    International GT Open

     

  • Sunday 8th September
    Time Session Class
    09.00/09.20 Qualifying – 2 GT Cup Open Europe
    09.35/09.55 Qualifying – 2 Euroformula Open
    10.05/10.40 Qualifying – 2 International GT Open
    10.55/11.15 Qualifying – 2 Alpine ELF Europa Cup
    11.40 Race – 2
    Rolling start
    GT Cup Open Europe
    12.40/13.40 Lunch time ALL
    14.00 Race – 1
    Rolling start
    Euroformula Open
    15.00 Race – 1
    Standing start
    International GT Open
    16.40 Race – 1
    Rolling start
    Alpine ELF Europa Cup
 

FAQs

  • WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY?

    Please call 0344 3750 740 for further information or view the Accessibility section of our website here.

  • WHAT FREQUENCY WILL THE COMMENTARY BE ON?

    87.7FM

  • WHERE DOES MY TICKET PERMIT ACCESS/ WHAT ARE THE TICKET OPTIONS?

    Your ticket includes access to the National Paddock, as well as into all the general viewing areas at Silverstone. Selected grandstands will be open during the event.

  • WHERE WILL THE GIANT SCREENS BE LOCATED?

    There will be no giant screens at this event.

  • CAN I ACCESS THE PIT AND/OR THE PADDOCK AREA?
    Yes, this event has an open Paddock. Access to the pit garages, however, is restricted to working teams and competitors.
  • ARE THERE ANY PITWALKS?

    There are no pit walks for this event.

  • ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

    Yes, there will be a cash machine located in the Pit Stop Café. Please note that there will be a service charge to use these machines.

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SILVERSTONE MERCHANDISE AT THE EVENT?

    Yes, the Silverstone shop located at the National Paddock sells a variety of merchandise. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • CAN I USE MY PUSH BIKE AROUND THE CIRCUIT?

    Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit though they are not advised at the larger events as the circuit is too busy.

  • CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

    Photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are used for personal and private non-commercial purposes.

  • WHEN WILL MY TICKETS BE DESPATCHED?

    Ticket despatch starts four – six weeks before the event but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY TICKETS BY POST

    Ticket despatch starts four – six weeks before the event, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

    You will receive your tickets in advance via First Class Royal Mail post.

    If you have note received your tickets please contact 0344 3750 740.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • MY TICKET CONFIRMATION HAS MY OLD DELIVERY ADDRESS ON IT, WHAT SHALL I DO?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on enquiries@silverstone.co.uk detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • WHAT IF I AM PICKING MY TICKETS UP FROM TICKET COLLECTION AT THE EVENT?

     

    There is no ticket collection available at the event.

  • CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE GATE?

    Yes you can. We highly recommended buying in advance to avoid disappointment and in order to gain the best ticket prices.

  • DO CHILDREN NEED A TICKET?

    Children aged 15 years and under will need a ticket for entry to the venue. Please ensure you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany up to maximum four children.

    If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre on 0344 3750 740.

  • WHAT AGE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BE CLASSED AS A CHILD?

    15 years and under on the day of the event is classed as a child.

  • WHICH CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

    We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners Club cards.

  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARK?

    Parking is free of charge at this event.

  • WHERE CAN BLUE BADGE HOLDERS PARK?

    There are a number of disabled parking areas available. Please call 0344 3728 232 for more information.

  • CAN I BRING MY PET?

    No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the Venue or any car parks. Registered Assistance Dogs will be welcome but only with prior arrangement by calling us on 01327 320378 – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

  • DO I NEED A PARKING PERMIT FOR MY MOTORBIKE?

    No you don’t need a parking permit for your motorbike.

  • WHAT TIME DO CAR PARKS OPEN?

    Parking at this event is internal, gates will open at 8am for entry to the circuit and car parks.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK OVERNIGHT?

    Unfortunately Silverstone does not allow overnight parking in its car parks and public car parks will be closed overnight.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK/ TRAVEL OPTIONS?

    To ensure your visit to Silverstone runs as smoothly as possible please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey and to make the most of your day.

    Parking on site is free, please follow signs for public parking and take directions from our car parking stewards.

    Train:  The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you can connect to Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.

  • WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION?

    Silverstone is situated between three stations: Northampton, Milton Keynes and Banbury. They are all approximately 30 minutes from the circuit.

  • CAN I CAMP AT SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT?
    Our official campsite Silverstone Woodlands will be closed for this event, however, Whittlebury park will be open. Please see camping at Silverstone for more details.
  • DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PASS IF I HAVE A CAMPING TICKET?

    Not to park at Silverstone Circuit. Please check with your campsite operator for details about the campsite.

  • CAN I LEAVE THE CIRCUIT AND RE-ENTER IN ONE DAY?

    Yes, this is possible; please ensure the staff at the gate stamp your hand as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event. Please review the timetable to check last re-entry times each day.

  • FOOD & DRINK

    We have a wide range of vendors around the circuit for all tastes. We have traditional hot snacks such as burgers, fish & chips, jacket potatoes and pies to paninis, baguettes and vegetarian food – but we’re sure you’ll find numerous other options that are very tempting indeed. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments. Please kindly note that no glass bottles are allowed to be brought into the circuit at any time. You will be asked to leave any glass bottles at the gates if you do bring them.

  • SILVERSTONE POLICY STATEMENT ON ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.

    Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers and security guards will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched. If you do get caught you will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.

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