International GT Open

International GT Open - 17-18 June 2023

Supercar weekend at the Hungaroring

The International GT Open will return to the Hungaroring again this year, this time in conjunction with the TCR World Tour, so there will be plenty of cheering for. As usual, spectators will also be able to take a look around the paddock.

The Hungaroring has become an unmissable venue in recent years for one of the most prestigious and longest-running European GT championships, with the International GT Open field visiting Hungary on 17-18 June this year. The championship will consist of seven rounds, with two weekends taking place before the Hungaroring.

The International GT Open is now in its 18th season, with no major changes to the format: two 60-minute races in three categories will be held each weekend. The field will include a wide variety of GT3 cars, including Aston Martins, Audis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Mercedes and Porsches. Returning for this season are two former champions, Richard Lietz and Andrea Montermini, the former as a Porsche factory driver. Touring driver Luca Engstler (son of Franz Engstler) and one of Audi's most popular drivers, Christopher Haase are also regulars.

As well as the prettiest touring cars, there will also be several formula cars: the Euroformula Open will return, which offers a learning opportunity for the next generation, joined by the Formula Regional. In the past, the Euroformula Open saw the emergence of well-known drivers such as Yuki Tsunoda, Jack Doohan, Liam Lawson and Felipe Drugovich. Interestingly, the series started the season on Hankook tyres, but due to supplier problems switched to Pirelli before the race weekend in Spa.

In Euroformula Open, the cars are identical, with the 575kg Dallara 320s powered by a 240bhp two-litre engine. Ten regular drivers are entered for the season, including Enzo Trulli, son of former F1 driver Jarno Trulli. There is also one female driver in the field, Juju Noda, daughter of Japanese racing legend Hideki Noda.

The Formula Regional also features a single Formula 4 car with 270 hp, but with a larger field of 30 drivers. They include Charlie Wurz, the son of former F1 driver Alexender Wurz, Emerson Fittipaldi Jr. and Hungarian talent Levente Révész. The series also features well-known teams such as Prema and ART GP.

The Clio Cup Series will be responsible for the brand cup excitement, with no fewer than 49 drivers competing in three categories on the first weekend of the series.

This year's extra is that the top category of the reorganised TCR series, the TCR World Tour, will also be at the Hungaroring, with Hungarian Norbert Michelisz in the field. Driving a Hyundai Elantra, Michelisz has made a superb start to the year, leading the championship after two stops (Portimao and Spa) and starting the season with a race win. Michelisz will also have a good chance of victory at the Hungaroring. Norbi will be joined on the grid by Levente Losonczy, and negotiations are ongoing with several other Hungarian drivers.

Depending on the ongoing reconstruction and maintenance work at Hungaroring, expectedly one of the Super Gold, Gold 3 or Gold 4 grandstands will be opened to spectators. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or on site at Gate 8.

Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday cost 5500 HUF in combination with a paddock pass. Admission is free for children under 12.

Organizer of the event: Főnix Motorsport

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09:00 - 09:35Formula RegionalQualifying 1
09:45 - 10:15International GT OpenQulifying 1
10:25 - 10:45Euroformula OpenQulifying 1
10:55 - 11:30TCR EU /World TourQulifying 1
11:40 - 12:00Clio Cup SeriesQulifying 1
12:00 - 13:00Lunch Break
13:20 - 13:55Formula Regional
Race 1
14:25 - 15:35International GT OpenRace 1
16:05 - 16:40Euroformula OpenRace 1
17:05 - 17:40TCR EU / World TourRace 1
18:10 - 18:40Swift Cup EuropeRace 1
09:00 - 09:35Formula RegionalQulifying 2
09:45 - 10:15International GT Open
Qulifying 2
10:25 - 10:45Clio Cup SeriesQulifying 2
11:05 - 11:40Euroformula OpenRace 2
12:05 - 12:40TCR EU / World Tour
Race 2
12:40 - 13:40Ebédszünet
14:00 - 15:00International GT Open
Race 2
15:30 - 16:05Euroformula OpenRace 3
16:30 - 17:05Formula RegionalRace 2
17:35 - 18:05Clio Cup SeriesRace 2
  • Start2023. 06. 17. 08:00
  • End2023. 06. 18. 18:00