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FIA GT Series Season Finale To Be Held In Cyprus

The FIA GT Series season finale will be held in Cyprus. In a brief press call at the Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro it was announced that the final date, which was a TBA in the Middle East, will be held at the Achna Speedway later this year.

A statement from an SRO spokesperson states: “We’ve seen an increase in interest from Cypriot sponsors and fans in recent years and the success of Tio Ellinas, who will become the first Cypriot to drive an F1 car later this year when he tests for Marussia, was just what we needed to get the green light for this event.”

The race on the circuit, which is located on the southeast part of the island, will be held on November 17, as conditions are deemed perfect in the Mediterranean in that time of the year. It was also announced that after long negotiations Laiki Bank will be the title sponsor of the event.

“We expect the FIA GT Series season finale in Cyprus will give the local economy a big boost.  As you might know there is a large number of Russians living in Cyprus that are very keen to see Nissan GT Academy Team RJN’s Mark Shulzhitskiy and HTP Gravity Charouz’ Sergey Afanasiev in action. Add to that a number of British teams for the British nationals living there. All the ingredients are there to make it a successful event and we hope to attract even more fans than you saw here yesterday.”

The Achna Speedway is relatively unknown to most, but it was most recently in the news as it will also be the venue of the European Time Attack Challenge next month, an event that will be covered on MOTORS TV.  One of the British drivers taking part in that event is Scuderia Vittoria’s Piers Maserati. DSC was unable to confirm that Scuderia Vittoria will take part in the FIA GT Series season finale at this point.