From Tony DiZinno, NBC Sports:

“If it seemed somewhat surprising to see how the Pirelli World Challenge 2017 provisional schedule was disseminated this past weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it was because simply, it was.

While there was talk going into the weekend that the 2017 schedule would come out, the intended goal for World Challenge was only to release its 2017 schedule once all dates were finalized and no TBAs were listed on the calendar.

However, SRO Motorsports Group used its weekend at the Total 24 Hours of Spa for a formal release of SRO calendars to come out.

It’s SRO’s marquee weekend of the year and similar to the ACO and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or INDYCAR and the Indianapolis 500, there’s always going to be a greater amount of news released.

While the intention was for one SRO round of its Intercontinental GT Challenge to be the one World Challenge-related schedule item to be the one thing released, what instead happened was the provisional World Challenge schedule was released there as part of SRO’s “2017 Projects and Evolution: PWC.””

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