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The Blancpain GT Series Official Test Days kicked off today, Monday March 13th at southern France’s Circuit Paul Ricard. 

The tests, which run today and Tuesday March 14th will feature more than fifty cars with many of the best GT drivers and teams in the world present to prepare for what promises to be a fantastic season. 

Eleven manufacturers will be represented by the teams that are competing in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series. Among those teams all familiar names, but also some newcomers or returnees like the Reiter Young Stars, Team Zakspeed, Raton Racing, Roock Racing, SMP Racing, Team HB Racing, Herberth Racing, Black Bull Racing and not forgetting Strakka Racing who enter forging a new McLaren GT partnership. The full entry list can be viewed here

Action starts at 09:00 CET today with a four-hour morning session. The afternoon session will start at 14:00, to finish at 17:00. The second day’s sessions will be at the same hours.