The FIA GT Series finale in Azerbaijan has been postponed from October to November, it has been confirmed.
Series promoter the SRO Group has announced that the new date for the race on the streets of Baku, the country’s capital, will be Nov. 23-24 as predicted. The SRO’s statement said that the event have been moved back from October 19/20 due to “unexpected circumstances.”
Race promoter Renaud Jeanfils explained earlier this week that there had been delays constructing street circuit, which will be approximately 2.7 miles in length, as a result of the need to insert a number of chicanes along its length.
“Our plans are for a fast street circuit and it has been decided that we need some chicanes,” he said. “We want to do everything in the safest possible way and for this we need more time.”
SRO is aiming for a 30-car entry in Azerbaijan. It plans to take 24 cars from FIA GTs and a number of invited entries, including title-winning teams from the Blancpain Endurance Series and the British GT Championship.