Euro Series By Nova Race Set For Paul Ricard Opener

Euro Series By Nova Race Set For Paul Ricard Opener

Ginetta’s Italian partners will see The Euro Championship Series by Nova Race will enjoy its official season launch next weekend, (24-26 April) at the French circuit of Paul Ricard.

After launching the Ginetta G50 Cup in 2011, the promoters from Emilia, Italy, have opted this year to devote their time to the new series reserved exclusively for GT cars, with the aim of providing a cost capped series which stands aside from other GT categories.

The season opener will see a number of Ginetta G50 cars, one of which will be driven by defending champion Manuel Lasagni and Alessandro Garofano. Furthermore, there will be an English car for Roberto Gentili and Lorenzo Marcucci, plus entries from Luca Magnoni (who will run in single-crew), the Bulgarians Simeon Ivanov and Ivo Tzonez, Titian Frazza and Yvan Muller, whilst Finnish driver Marko Helistekangas will join Swede Fredrik Blomstedt.

The championship will also feature for the first time, the Ginetta G55 of Alberto Bishops, whilst Buggy Experience will also enter a car for driver and team manager Javier Ibran, with a second car for Giampiero Cristoni and Tony Nava.

Elisa Maioli said; "During the winter we have worked hard to make the grid as homogeneous as possible from the point of view of performance. Thanks to this work and to the support offered in this sense by the SRO Technical Department, it was decided not to divide the participating cars in different categories, having guaranteed by restrictors, ballasts, limitations on aerodynamics, a perfect balance between all the models at the start. We begin this new challenge with great enthusiasm."

The organization of the Euro Series by Nova Race has thought of everything to the last detail, from the "village" present on all circuits with the catering service, a spa in the paddock, the live stream, and iPhone app, and wi-fi available to all at the racetrack.

The two races this weekend (both 50 ') are scheduled for Sunday, at 9:55 and at 16:30. The qualifications will be held Saturday beginning at noon instead, while on Friday the green light with the two free practice sessions.

The championship will run over six weekends, in five different countries, with each round supporting prestigious championships and two 50/60 minute races per event.  In order to ensure upmost balance between cars, the Euro Championship Series by Nova Race have a technical bureau and the support of the SRO Technical Department.

The official website of the championship is


April 24 to 26, Paul Ricard F (International GT Open)

June 19 to 21, Slovakiaring SK (WTCC)

July 3 to 5, Red Bull Ring A (International GT Open)

September 4 to 6, Spa-Francorchamps B (International GT Open)

September 25 to 27, Misano I (Italian GT Championship)

October 16 to 18, Mugello I (Italian GT Championship)

* In brackets categories combined in the same weekend