“Auto GP confirms partial calendar and Eurosport deal”
Organisers of the Auto GP World Series finally unveiled a partial calendar for the 2014 season this week.
With February almost upon us, it marks an incredibly late reveal for the series, but they have announced that it will be paired with the WTCC for the opening three rounds of the year at Marrakech, Paul Ricard (both April) and the Hungaroring (May).
From there, Auto GP will support the Italian GT Championship at Monza (May-June), the ELMS (Red Bull Ring, July) and DTM (Nürburgring, August), however details of the final two rounds of the year have yet to be released.
On a more positive note, the championship has also announced that each race is to be aired live on Eurosport.
Series boss Enzo Coloni commented, “Auto GP is very pleased to continue the collaboration with the WTCC, a consistent partnership that enabled our drivers to race in an excellent environment and with spectacular crowds over the last few years. The same goes for the DTM. We started cooperating with them last season and we look forward to a successful path for the future.”
Coloni also made reference to the new partnership with the ELMS and added that more is still to come. “For the first time we will also line-up together with the ELMS Championship. We will shortly announce the two final round of the season and there might be some great surprises coming…”
Meanwhile, Andrea Roda is to race in Auto GP once again this year, having secured another season with the Virtuosi UK squad. The Italian scored a best finish of 4th (twice) in the series last year, ending the year 12th in the standings.
Roda notes that, “We got considerably closer to the podium in the final part of the season and I want to keep that trend throughout 2014. Now I know how to manage a 550-horsepower car and I think I can put myself in the spotlight.”
No other drivers have yet to be revealed, but there is plenty of time.