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PARIS, FRANCE - RIS - (Courtesy FIA) - The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 11 December 1998 to examine the proposals submitted by the different Commissions. The following (Grand Touring) decisions were taken:
The FIA Sports Prototype Championship announced by the World Motor Sport Council of 15 October 1998 will be kenown as the FIA International Prototype Cup (IPC). The IPC will be run provided the FIA has firm undertakings that at least 20 cars will participate. The deadline is 15 February 1999.
Two categories of cars will be eligible to participate in the Cup:
- Closed Prototypes (former GT1 cars), and
- Open Prototypes
Detailed sporting and technical regulations of the 1999 FIA GT Championship and the 1999 FIA International Prototype Cup will be published in the FIA Bulletin of January 1999. The calendar will be confirmed in February.
* The minimum weight for GT cars will be 1100 kg (previously 900 kg)
* The maximum capacity of the fuel tanks is set at 100 litres for the GT cars and 90 litres for both Closed and Open Prototypes
* The homologation of GT cars with a carbon chassis will be prohibited as from 1 January 2000
* Vehicles currently homologated in GT1 cannot apply for rehomologation in GT as from 1 January 1999.