It was announced on the 4th Oct 2000 at the World Motorsports Council meeting in Seville that the SportsRacing World Cup will become the FIA Sportscar Championship in 2001 (subject to the formality of the Sporting Regulations being confirmed).
Series chairman John Mangoletsi said of the news ‘ We’re obviously delighted and proud to announce that the FIA World Motor Sport Council have voted for the SportsRacing World Cup to become the FIA Sportscar Championship in 2001. I would like to thank all the constructors, teams, drivers and sponsors who have supported the series over the past four years. They have all helped to create a strong, stable and healthy platform for the championship to be built on further, and their continued professionalism will lead to more close and exciting racing in some of the classic sportscar races that we will run next year and that will in turn meet the status of the new FIA Sportscar Championship.
The enthusiastic support of the media and the fans has been an important factor in the success and 2001 will bring even bigger quality sports racing car grids for all to enjoy.’
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