Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS reveals 2025 calendar ahead of centenary CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa

Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS has revealed its calendar for the 2025 season, which will see the continent’s premier multi-class GT series undertake a familiar schedule at a host of world-class venues.

The calendar is broadly characterised by stability. While there are a handful of tweaks to dates and locations, the familiar 10-round programme combining the Sprint Cup and Endurance Cup formats remains in place. Seven events are unchanged from this term, while two confirmed alterations see familiar tracks return to the Fanatec GT Europe tour.

As ever, the traditional Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard will provide an overture to the season on 10/11 March. A staple of the calendar since 2012, this year brought a fresh challenge for the French track when it hosted the opening round of the campaign. The success of the event ensures that the 2025 Fanatec GT Europe season will also launch in the south of France on 11–13 April.

Brands Hatch retains its status as Sprint Cup opener and will once again run over the weekend of 3/4 May. The CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa Prologue will take place on 13/14 May, followed by a return to Zandvoort on 16–18 May for another Sprint event. This represents a change from 2024, though the Dutch track is by no means new to Fanatec GT Europe: the series has raced at the seaside venue eight times between 2013 and 2015 and again from 2019 through 2023.

Another familiar circuit finds a new place on the schedule when Monza stages the second Endurance Cup round of the season on 30 May–1 June. Next up it’s the biggest race of the year, the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, which will stage its 77th running on 26–29 June. This maintains the same date that the marquee event occupied in 2023 and 2024, the latter marking the great race’s centenary edition.

Misano features on the schedule for an 11th season in succession, again forming part of the Sprint Cup calendar. The Italian venue stages its event on 18-20 July and will be followed by a five-week summer break. Racing resumes at the Nürburgring, which hosts an Endurance Cup contest on 29–31 August, marking the 10th year in which Fanatec GT Europe has visited the legendary Eifel track.

Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia will welcome back the Sprint Cup over the weekend of 19–21 September, the second confirmed change from this term’s calendar. But again this is not a new addition: the 4km track hosted Fanatec GT Europe from 2021 to 2023 and will stage GT racing later this year during the third edition of the FIA Motorsport Games (23–27 October).

The championship remains in Spain for its penultimate event with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya staging the Sprint Cup finale on 10–12 October. This will be the 10th year in which Fanatec GT Europe has visited the track and the fifth time that it has been part of the short-format championship. The 2025 season finale will be staged on either 24–26 October or 20–22 November, with a venue for the event to be confirmed.

As in 2024, the regular support line-up will include the Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli and the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club. Each will stage six rounds next year, with the meetings at Circuit Paul Ricard, Zandvoort and Barcelona set to feature the full complement of SRO championships. Further support races for 2025 will be announced at a later date.

The 2025 season will represent the 15th since the present-day Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS began in 2011. With next year’s calendar in place, attention can return to the centenary CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa. The biggest GT race in the world gets underway at 16:30 on Saturday 29 June, when the legendary Jacky Ickx will give the start of the twice-around-the clock classic.