GT3 and trucks on the same track soon!

Orechová Potôň, May 20th, 2024 - Racing cars of the GT3 class are among the most interesting for spectators. After all, these are famous sports brands such as Porsche, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc. Add to that the unique sound of revving engines, and the race track comes alive with drama and noise. GT3 vehicles will also take place during the FIA ETRC Truck Race of Slovakia on June 7-9.

The GT3 category (Cup Grand Touring Cars) was conceived almost twenty years ago by Stéphane Ratel's SRO company as a subclass of the racing GT series, which at that time were dominated by GT1 and GT2. Above all, expensive GT1 prototypes later disappeared with the world championship. The more and more popular and accessible GT3s have come to the fore. Today, they represent the main GT class in many European and international series. These cars made their debut in Europe in 2006 with the FIA GT3 European Championship series, which we experienced in 2011.

GT3 homologation does not limit the size of the engines, but it follows other strict regulations. For example, max. power and min. weight of a car are regulated by complex formulas called Balance of Performance (BoP). BoP also controls engine maps and aerodynamics to ensure a balanced starting grid (so that one manufacturer doesn't outperform the others excessively).

GT3 vehicles must be based on production cars. Their weight ranges between 1200-1300 kg and their max. power reaches up to 600 hp. The cars also have traction control, ABS and built-in air jacks for quick pit stops.

Popular GT3 cars include Porsche 911 GT3 R, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Audi R8 LMS, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Ferrari 488 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2, Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3, McLaren 720S GT3, BMW M4 GT3, Ferrari 296 GT3 and more.

The ESET CUP series, with its two sprints and one endurance race, will feature several of these interesting cars. The big FIA ​​ETRC Truck Race of Slovakia weekend will showcase a wide range of racing machines - from formulas, through GT3 and TCR cars, to top-tier trucks from the European Championship.

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