Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS will stage its 2024 season finale at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia.
The Middle Eastern city will host the global benchmark in GT3 racing on 21–23 November next year, launching a new long-term partnership between Saudi Arabia and SRO Motorsports Group which will expand over the coming seasons. The event will run as a 1,000-kilometre contest, placing the event behind only the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa in terms of distance.
The new agreement was announced at Spa-Francorchamps during Stéphane Ratel's annual press conference, which was attended by HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF).
The trip to Jeddah will conclude a refreshed calendar for Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. Following the traditional Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard (5/6 March) the season will open with a three-hour Endurance Cup round at the same venue (6/7 April). The Sprint Cup will launch with familiar events at Brands Hatch (4/5 May) and Misano (17/19 May), followed by the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa Prologue (21/22 May).
The season's marquee race follows on 27-30 June. This will be an especially significant edition of the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, which is set to celebrate the centenary of its inaugural running. The season resumes with a German doubleheader at Hockenheim (Sprint, 19/21 July) and the Nürburgring (Endurance, 27/28 July) and then a return to Magny-Cours (Sprint, 23/25 August).
Monza shifts from its familiar season-opening date to September 21/22, followed by the Sprint Cup finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (11/13 October) and the inaugural visit to Jeddah. The GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club will stage all six of its events alongside Fanatec GT Europe, joining for the trips to Circuit Paul Ricard, Misano, Spa-Francorchamps, Hockenheim, Monza and Jeddah.