GT4 Asia Cup Announced!

Published on February 23rd, 2010

GT Racing in Asia is set to expand with the introduction of the GT4 Asia Cup by the Region’s leading Motorsport promoter Motorsport Asia. The GT4 Asia Cup will be a welcome addition to the Asian Festival Of Speed alongside the already popular GT3 Asia Series.

The new series is part of an agreement between the SRO Motorsports Group and Motorsport Asia that sees the extension of the rapidly expanding GT4 category to Asia, joining the GT4 European Cup and its franchise, the Dutch GT4 Championship. The GT4 Asia Cup will run according to the SRO regulations and homologation procedures.


The GT4 Asia Cup will be run over 6 Events incorporating 2 x 40 minute races per weekend, for a total of 12 races. Each race will have a mandatory pit stop and competitors have the choice of either a single driver or two-driver entry. (Single drivers will execute a timed stop for equality). The GT4 Asia Cup will begin at the Sepang International Circuit as part of the Asian Festival Of Speed Event on May 15th-16th and will visit five of the leading Circuits in Asia including the new Formula 1 circuit in Jeongnam, Korea.


Motorsport Asia already has significant interest for this new category which is open to cars in the GT4 class such as the Aston Martin GT4 and N24, Audi TT, BMW Z4M Coupe and E92 M3, Lotus Evora, Corvette C6, Ginetta G50 GT4, Maserati Gran Turismo and Trofeo, Nissan 350Z and 370Z, Porsche 997 GT3 RS, Mustang GT500C, Jaguar XKR GT4 and in Supersport, the Doonkervort D8GT, KTM X/Bow, Lotus 2/Eleven and Exige and Peugeot Spider 207, with more joining the list every day.


The GT4 Asia Cup will receive Global Television coverage through the existing AFOS TV platform, with 15,200 minutes of TV coverage broadcast to over 623 million potential viewers in over 100 Countries.

David Sonenscher, CEO of Motorsport Asia says of the GT4 Asia Cup : “We are proud to cooperate with SRO to bring this fast expanding GT category to Asia for the first time to run alongside our already popular GT3 Asia Series. With rapidly increasing interest globally from drivers, manufacturers and spectators alike, I believe that there is a very strong future for GT racing here in Asia.”


“The GT4 Asia Cup will provide a new showcase for Manufacturers, and a platform for Teams and Drivers to involve and establish themselves in the new global expansion of GT racing.”

CEO of SRO Motorsports Group Stephane Ratel : “I am very pleased with the announcement of the introduction of an official SRO approved GT4 pan-Asian series, in the hands of my longtime friend David Sonenscher. His experience of motorsport in Asia makes him the ideal partner for this new Cup, further enhancing the global success of the GT4 category, which is rapidly becoming the perfect entry-level category for GT racing.”

The GT4 Asia Cup regulations are available upon request and for further information on the GT4 Asia Cup or the Asian Festival Of Speed please contact Motorsport Asia at [email protected]

text: AFOS  pix: Various sources


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