1998 FIA GT Silverstone 500km
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1998 FIA GT Silverstone 500km
Map of the Silverstone Circuit (1997-1998)

The 1998 British Empire Trophy was the second round of the 1998 FIA GT Championship. It took place at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom on 17 May 1998.

Official results

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 GT1 1 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 98
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
2 GT1 8 Germany Porsche AG Germany Uwe Alzen
Germany Jörg Müller
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 98
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
3 GT1 6 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Michael Bartels
Germany Armin Hahne
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 97
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 2 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 97
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
5 GT1 5 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Alexander Grau
Germany Andreas Scheld
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 96
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 15 United Kingdom Davidoff Classic
United Kingdom GTC Competition
Germany Thomas Bscher
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
McLaren F1 GTR G 94
BMW S70 6.0L V12
7 GT1 11 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 94
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
8 GT1 3 France DAMS Australia David Brabham
France Éric Bernard
Panoz GTR-1 M 92
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
9 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Portugal Pedro Lamy
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 88
Chrysler 8.0L V10
10 GT2 60 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Belgium Michel Neugarten
Germany Gerd Ruch
Italy Marco Spinelli
Porsche 911 GT2 G 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT2 62 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Switzerland Uwe Sick
Germany Axel Röhr
Porsche 911 GT2 P 82
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
France Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 82
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 54 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
United States Matt Turner
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 82
Chrysler 8.0L V10
14 GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Portugal Ni Amorim
Portugal Gonçalo Gomes
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 82
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
United States Nick Ham
Porsche 911 GT2 D 80
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT2 63 Germany Krauss Race Sports International Germany Michael Trunk
Germany Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 79
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 65 Germany Konrad Motorsport Switzerland Toni Seiler
United Kingdom Martin Stretton
Porsche 911 GT2 D 72
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 58 Germany Roock Sportsystem United Kingdom Tim Sugden
United Kingdom Peter Owen
Germany André Ahrlé
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 62
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Germany Claudia Hürtgen
France Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 44
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 98 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
United States Saleen-Allen Speedlab
United Kingdom Robert Schirle
United Kingdom David Warnock
Saleen Mustang SR D 28
Ford 5.9L V8
GT1 27 United Kingdom Parabolica Motorsports
France BBA Compétition
France Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
France Patrick Caternet
McLaren F1 GTR D 25
BMW S70 6.1L V12
GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
United Kingdom Justin Bell
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 25
Chrysler 8.0L V10
GT1 10 Netherlands Team Hezemans Germany Rainer Bonnetsmüller
Austria Manfred Jurasz
Germany Stefan Hackl
Bitter GT1 G 20
Chrysler 8.0L V10
GT1 7 Germany Porsche AG United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 13
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 13
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 70 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Netherlands Cor Euser
Germany Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 12
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
GT2 96 Germany Proton Competition Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Porsche 911 GT2 P 10
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 12 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Jean-Marc Gounon
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 6
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
GT1 9 Netherlands Team Hezemans Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Bitter GT1 G 2
Chrysler 8.0L V10


  • Pole position - #7 Porsche AG - 1:39.703
  • Fastest lap - #8 Porsche AG - 1:42.719
  • Average speed - 173.231 km/h


  • "Results: 1998 Round 2 - Silverstone". FIA GT Championship. 17 May 1998. Retrieved .
  • "500 km Silverstone". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved .
  • "FIA GT Championship Silverstone 1998 (Photo Archive)". Racing Sports Cars. 22 February 2007. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved .

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