GP3 Series organisers have responded to a request from competing teams to increase the number of entries each is permitted to field from next season.
With the grid dwindling to just seven teams for 2016, the powers-that-be have decided to allow each of the confirmed runners to field a maximum of four cars instead of the three that have been authorised since the series' inaugural campaign. As a result, the 2016 GP3 grid will be made up of a maximum 28 cars.
"I am pleased to announce that our GP3 teams will be allowed to line up a fourth car next season,” series CEO Bruno Michel confirmed, “It is something that has been discussed between us and the teams this year and I feel that it will give them an even stronger financial base for the season to come.”
The new GP3/16 car will be delivered early next year to the following teams, all of which have been given an entry for the next three year cycle:
Arden International (GBR)
ART Grand Prix (FRA)
Campos Racing (ESP)
Jenzer Motorsport (SUI)
Koiranen GP (FIN)
The 2015 GP3 Series culminates with back-to-back events in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi over the next two weekends.