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Auto GP Paul Ricard round cancelled as 2015 season halted

by Gruz David
Photo: Auto GP

Photo: Auto GP

Auto GP organisers have confirmed they will suspend the 2015 season, starting with this weekend’s Paul Ricard round, due to the low number of entries.

Although the 2014 season ended with 10 cars, the new season kicked off at the Hungaroring with one less participant despite the category joining forces with the FA1 series over the winter.

The size of the grid was reduced even more in the second round at Silverstone as Johnny Cecotto and Leonardo Pulcini both discontinued their participation.

The championship, however, still plans to continue the campaign.

“The organisation wants to underline that the 2015 edition must not be considered over,” read a statement.

“Following to an accurate revision of its strategy, Auto GP is aiming to be back on-track soon, provided that the level is appropriate to its heritage.

“As soon as there will be an adequate number of participants, the championship will be restarted with the necessary modifications to the original calendar.

After the cancellation of the Paul Ricard round, the next event?is scheduled to take part?at Zandvoort on 11/12 July, supporting the DTM.