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GT World Challenge Europe
GT World Challenge Europe
CategoryGrand tourer
Endurance racing
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2014
Tyre suppliersPirelli (2014-)
Drivers' championItaly Andrea Caldarelli
Italy Marco Mapelli
Teams' championChina Orange1 FFF Racing Team
Official websitewww.gt-world-challenge-europe.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

GT World Challenge Europe (known as the Blancpain GT Series between 2014 and 2019) 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.

History

The series is divided into two separate championships, the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup and the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. Although the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup (then the Blancpain Endurance Series) has been organised since 2011, the inaugural season of the Blancpain GT Series was 2014, because in that year the FIA GT Series became the Blancpain Sprint Series, which is now the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup. The series was 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, and 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]

In 2019, SRO Group announced that their sponsorship agreement with Blancpain had come to an end, this resulted in the Blancpain GT Series being renamed the GT World Challenge Europe with the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe being renamed the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup respectively.

Champions

Drivers

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 Micha? 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
2019 Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Italy Marco Mapelli
Germany Nico Bastian Italy Andrea Bertolini
Belgium Louis Machiels
Not awarded

Teams

Year Overall Silver Cup Pro-Am Cup Am Cup
2014 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Not held 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 Not awarded France Saintéloc Racing United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport
2019 China Orange1 FFF Racing Team France AKKA ASP Team Italy AF Corse Not awarded

See also

References

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

External links


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