Blancpain GT Series

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Blancpain GT Series
BlancpainGTSeries logo.png
CategoryGrand tourer
Endurance racing
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2014
Tyre suppliersPirelli (2014–)
Drivers' championItaly Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Teams' championAustria GRT Grasser Racing Team
Official websitewww.blancpain-gt-series.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Blancpain GT Series is a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) with the approval of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). It features grand tourer racing cars modified from production road cars complying with the FIA's GT3 regulations. The series is divided into two separate championships, the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe and the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Although the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is organised since 2011, the inaugural season of the Blancpain GT Series is 2014, because in that year the FIA GT Series became the Blancpain Sprint Series, which is now the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe. The series is primarily sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Blancpain.

After developing their partnership, Blancpain and the SRO have decided that 2016 will see both the Sprint and Endurance Series further integrated into the Blancpain GT Series, putting the emphasis on the prestigious overall drivers' and manufacturers' titles causing the Sprint Series name to change from Blancpain Sprint Series to Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and the Endurance Series name to change from Blancpain Endurance Series to Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.[1]

Champions[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Year Overall Silver Cup Pro-Am Cup Am Cup
2014 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Not held Not awarded
2015 Netherlands Robin Frijns
2016 Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Poland Michał Broniszewski Germany Claudio Sdanewitsch
2017 Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Germany Alexander Mattschull South Africa David Perel
2018 Italy Raffaele Marciello Germany Nico Bastian
United Kingdom Jack Manchester
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Switzerland Adrian Amstutz
Russia Leo Machitski

Teams[edit]

Year Overall Pro-Am Cup Am Cup
2014 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Not awarded
2015 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
2016 Germany (AMG - Team) HTP Motorsport Switzerland Kessel Racing Italy AF Corse/Kaspersky Motorsport
2017 Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team Germany Rinaldi Racing Switzerland Kessel Racing
2018 France (Mercedes-AMG Team) AKKA ASP / Russia SMP Racing by AKKA ASP France Saintéloc Racing United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Blancpain GT Series". Blancpain GT Series. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

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