BARCELONA, Spain – Speaking from a podium in the media center at Circuit De Catalunya, SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel spoke about a new driver ratings system the GT-based championship will implement starting in 2022. “We want to simplify and by simplify, I mean make more complicated,” said Ratel, “It’s maths. Two negatives make a positive, so instead of having just one thing as a negative – the FIA Driver Ratings system – we’ll now have two negatives by taking theirs and making it different and possibly worse!”

“Why did we do this, you may ask? Well, because this is sportscar racing and we’re here to solve problems that didn’t exist, to answer questions that nobody asked, to solution when a solution is not needed, to complicate what’s already complicated.”

Ratel then bowed and walked out of the room before taking any questions.