The ADAC and SRO have signed an agreement about even stronger ties between the two organizations in GT racing.
That has resulted in some adjustments to the ADAC GT Masters schedule for 2021, so they avoid clashes with GT World Challenge Europe and Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The race at Zandvoort has been moved to 9-11 July, while the season finale at Hockenheimring will be pushed back one week to 22-24 October.
The two organizations are already working together on the BOP on the cars, since ADAC GT Masters follows the international BOP. Some other GT3 series around the world, are running their own BOP on the cars.
The collaboration does also have another agenda. There is a GT3 war between ADAC GT Masters and DTM, who wants to switch to GT3 cars in 2021, following the departure of Audi from the series. So ADAC is trying to manifest their position as the leading and the best GT3 series in Germany, and by making such a deal with SRO, they prove that they want to do the best for GT3. DTM has historically been very stubborn about their schedule, in regards to clashes with other series, and not wanting to move their own dates. To put a race on the calendar, that collides with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is something that is very much frowned upon in the motorsport world.
The ADAC GT Masters schedule for 2021 currently looks like this:
14.05. – 16.05.2021 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
11.06. – 13.06.2021 Red Bull Ring
09.07. – 11.07.2021 CM.com Circuit Zandvoort
06.08. – 08.08.2021 Nürburgring
10.09. – 12.09.2021 DEKRA Lausitzring
01.10. – 03.10.2021 Sachsenring
22.10. – 24.10.2021 Hockenheimring