In 2006, the Spanish GT Sport Organization founded a spin-off of the Spanish GT Championship. The spin is a grand tourer-style sports car racing series called the International GT Open Championship and it uses a similar format. Of course, races take place at international locations with this one. There are several different ways to watch these cars race on some well-known tracks. However, you may have a problem finding coverage. If you are located outside of the covered areas or you are traveling abroad, you will need to use a VPN.
Each one of the seven races has a field of grand touring style cars. They are separated into different categories based on power and weight. Most of the field is made up of Porsche 911 GT3-RSRs and Ferarri F430s. However, the championship is open to all cars provided they follow the FIA GT2 technical regulations. That means you may see unexpected vehicles that are competitive.
Many different groups of people know about GT cars. That is partially because of video games like Gran Turismo. Many fans like to see great cars run on famous race tracks. As the sport gains more exposure, you are bound to see more participation from other car companies to compete.
Now, we will take a look at the race locations and dates.
- Portuguese Estoril – April 14-15, 2018
- French Paul Ricard – May 5-6, 2018
- Belgian SPA – June 9-10, 2018
- Hungarian Hungaroring – July 7 -8, 2018
- English Silverstone – September 1-2, 2018
- Italian Monza – September 22-23, 2018
- Spanish Circuit de Barcelona – October 21-22, 2018
Tickets for the season’s events vary from track to track. Unfortunately, there are not any packages you can purchase. If you can afford to see the races live, the atmosphere is wonderful and you will have a good time. For the rest of us, watching the races on TV or the internet is the way that works the best. Let’s see the race coverage this year.
Here is a list of some of the countries that have race coverage along with the channels.
- Spain – Teledeporte
- UK – BTSport
- Potugal – Sport TV
- Central Europe – DigiSport
- Italy – Sportitalia
- Poland – PolSat Sport
- Russia and the CIS – Poverkhnost Sport TV
- Turkey – Sport TV
- Other places – Youtube Channel
If you don’t have access to these channels, are traveling abroad, or are someplace that Youtube is blocked, you will need to use a VPN to get around geo-restrictions and censorship. Media companies and some governments block anyone inside or outside of their targeted area from seeing content. When you connect to a server in the country of your choice, you fool the software into thinking you are located in a different location. From that point, you shouldn’t have any problems viewing the races live or on demand.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch some great cars go through the paces of some famous tracks. Use a VPN to enjoy the races. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the race from anywhere in the world with a VPN as well.