The ten quickest automobiles from the mixed Professional-Am qualifying session had been set to do battle for pole in a single-lap sprint later this afternoon.
Nevertheless a last-minute change has seen the Shootout dumped in favour of a two-part, 10-car qualifying format.
There’ll now be two 15-minute classes for the ten quickest automobiles, one for automobiles from positions 6-10 and one other for the quickest 5.
The change comes following a gathering between the groups earlier than qualifying and was prompted by issues over the working window for the Pirelli tyres.
The tyres have usually been taking a number of laps to achieve their most popular temperature vary within the cooler autumn situations, whereas tyre ovens are banned below the occasion’s short-term Professional-Am guidelines.
“It’s a little bit bit bizarre this weekend with GT automobiles,” mentioned provisional pole winner Chaz Mostert.
“Usually we might have tyre ovens that might assist us guys out to carry the tyre in. However a chilly Pirelli round right here positively takes a couple of laps.
“For us to do a Shootout for one lap, we most likely wouldn’t be capable of use inexperienced tyres. So it is going to be a distinct type of Shootout, nevertheless it’s nonetheless going to be quite a lot of enjoyable.”
The dash for pole continues to be being known as the Pirelli Shootout and can nonetheless begin at 4:10pm native time as scheduled.