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1999 FIA GT Watkins Glen 3 Hours

The Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest was the ninth round the 1999 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at Watkins Glen International, New York, United States, on October 3, 1999.

As with the previous FIA GT event, this race was originally intended to share the weekend with a United States Road Racing Championship event. However, the USRRC championship was cancelled midway through the season, leaving the FIA GT Championship to run on their own. In order to increase the number of participants for the FIA GT event, as well as to allow USRRC teams to compete, a National GT (N-GT) designation was used for cars which had run in the USRRC's GT2 and GT3 classes. Cars running in the N-GT class would not be eligible for points in the FIA GT Championship.

This race would also be the last time that the FIA GT Championship would run in North America.

Official resultsEdit

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
Engine
1 GT 2   Viper Team Oreca   Jean-Philippe Belloc
  David Donohue
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
2 GT 1   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
3 GT 19   Chamberlain Motorsport   Christian Vann
  Christian Gläsel
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 92
Chrysler 8.0L V10
4 GT 15   Freisinger Motorsport   Bob Wollek
  Wolfgang Kaufmann
Porsche 911 GT2 D 91
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
5 GT 21   Paul Belmondo Racing   Paul Belmondo
  Luca Drudi
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 91
Chrysler 8.0L V10
6 GT 18   Chamberlain Motorsport   Xavier Pompidou
  Michel Ligonnet
  Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 91
Chrysler 8.0L V10
7 N-GT 17   Schumacher Racing   Larry Schumacher
  John O'Steen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 90
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT 22   Paul Belmondo Racing   Steve Pfeffer
  "Rael"
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 90
Chrysler 8.0L V10
9 GT 16   Freisinger Motorsport   Manfred Jurasz
  Yukihiro Hane
Porsche 911 GT2 D 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 N-GT 46   Reiser Callas Rennsport   Joel Reiser
  David Murry
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  ? 86
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
11 GT 9   Elf Haberthur Racing   Mauro Casadei
  Andrea Garbagnati
Porsche 911 GT2 D 85
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT 8   Elf Haberthur Racing   Luca Cappellari
  Patrick Vuillaume
  David Kicak
Porsche 911 GT2 D 83
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 N-GT 84   Jeff Nowicki
  Specter Werks
  Jeff Nowicki
  Andy Pilgrim
Chevrolet Corvette C5  ? 83
Chevrolet 5.7L V8
14 N-GT 44   John Fergus
  Dick Greer Racing
  John Fergus
  Dick Greer
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme  ? 83
Oldsmobile V8
15 GT 6   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 D 78
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 N-GT 52   Glenn Seward
  Extreme Motor Racing
  Glenn Seward
  David Galpin
  James Yeames
Chevrolet Corvette C4  ? 72
Chevrolet V8
17 N-GT 53   Michael Jacobs
  Jacobs Motorsports
  Richard Geck
  Frank Del Vecchio
Ford Mustang Cobra R  ? 62
Ford 5.8L V8
18 GT 7   Konrad Motorsport   Charles Slater
  Jesús Diez de Villarroel
Porsche 911 GT2 D 48
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 N-GT 54   Michael Jacobs
  Jacobs Motorsports
  Michael Jacobs
  Paul Hacker
Ford Mustang Cobra R  ? 20
Ford 5.8L V8
20
DNF
N-GT 47   Paragon Motorsports   Keith Fisher
  Scott Brunk
Porsche 964 Carrera Cup P 8
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
N-GT 45   SSZ Motorcars   Mark Knepper
  William Collins
SSZ Stradale Mk.III  ? 4
Nissan 3.0L Turbo V6

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position – #2 Viper Team Oreca – 1:47.576
  • Fastest lap – #2 Viper Team Oreca – 1:47.717
  • Average speed – 171.297 km/h

ReferencesEdit


FIA GT Championship
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1999 FIA GT Zhuhai 500km