2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge
|2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge|
The 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge was the second season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The season featured three rounds, starting with the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour on 5 February and concluding with the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours on 15 October, after the SRO Motorsports Group chose to cancel the Sepang 12 Hours scheduled for 10 December, due to a lack of entries. Laurens Vanthoor was the defending drivers' champion and Audi was the defending manufacturers' champion.
In contrast to the inaugural season, manufacturers no longer needed to enter their cars separately. In 2017, as long as they held an international licence, all cars and drivers entered in the overall GT3 class, together with the manufacturers in the overall GT4 class were automatically eligible to score points towards the titles.
|1||Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour||Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia||5 February||Report|
|2||Total 24 Hours of Spa||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium||29–30 July||Report|
|3||Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours||Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, United States||15 October||Report|
|Aston Martin||TRG||Vantage GT4||07||Michael Davis||3|
|Automatic Racing||99||Charles Espenlaub||3|
|Ginetta||Ian Lacy Racing||G55 GT4||12||Frank Gannett||3|
|RA Motorsports - Ginetta||55||Tim Berryman||1|
|KTM||M Motorsport||X-Bow GT4||48||Tomáš Enge||1|
|Porsche||HKG Racing / GMG Racing||Cayman GT4 Clubsport||8||Andy Lee||3|
|Rearden Racing||Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR||26||Jeff Kearl||3|
|Brookspeed||Cayman GT4 Clubsport||40||David Drinkwater||1|
|PROsport Porsche||PROsport Performance||Cayman PRO4 GT4||18||Charles Espenlaub||1|
|Nicolaj Møller Madsen|
|Rnd.||Circuit||Pole Position||GT3 Winners||GT4 Winners||Winning Manufacturers|
|1||Bathurst||No. 88 Maranello Motorsport||No. 88 Maranello Motorsport||No. 19 PROsport Performance||Ferrari||PROsport Porsche|
| Craig Lowndes
| Craig Lowndes
| Max Braams|
Nicolaj Møller Madsen
|2||Spa-Francorchamps||No. 55 Kaspersky Motorsport||No. 25 Audi Sport Team Saintéloc||Did not participate||Audi||Did not participate|
| James Calado
| Jules Gounon|
|3||Laguna Seca||No. 29 Audi Sport Team Land||No. 44 Audi Sport Team Magnus||No. 26 Rearden Racing||Audi||Porsche|
| Christopher Haase
Connor De Phillippi
| Pierre Kaffer
Kelvin van der Linde
| Jeff Kearl|
- Scoring system
Championship points were awarded for the first ten positions in each race. Entries were required to complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points, with the exception of Bathurst where a car simply had to cross the finish line to be classified. Individual drivers were required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race. A manufacturer only received points for its two highest placed cars in each round.
The results indicate the classification relative to other drivers in the series, not the classification in the race. For unknown reasons some drivers were ineligible to score points. It is unknown which drivers that did not finish in a points scoring position were ineligible to score points.
Bold – Pole
- 1 – Jules Gounon's result with Acura did not count, because he got a better result with Audi.
- 2 – Jeroen Bleekemolen's result with Mercedes-Benz did not count, because he got a better result with Porsche.
- 3 – Charles Espenlaub and Charles Putman's result with PROsport Porsche did not count, because they got a better result with Aston Martin.
If more than two cars of a specific manufacturer finished in the top 10, these cars would be considered invisible and their points would be redistributed to the next eligible car.
R8 LMS ultra
|2||Porsche||911 GT3 R
997 GT3 R
|8||Reiter Engineering||Gallardo R-EX||6||10|
|8||Nissan||GT-R Nismo GT3||8||13||10|
|11||Aston Martin||Vantage GT3||Ret||15||1|
|12||Jaguar||XK Emil Frey G3||Ret|
|1||Porsche||Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
|2||PROsport Porsche||Cayman PRO4 GT4||16||25|
|4||Aston Martin||Vantage GT4||WD||11||15|
- 1 – Results did not count towards championship.
- Cars No. 1, 2 and 5 entered as Audi Sport Team WRT, cars No. 3, 6 and 17 entered as Team WRT and car No. 11 entered as Belgian Audi Club Team WRT.
- Car No. 25 entered as Audi Sport Team Saintéloc and car No. 26 entered as Saintéloc Racing.
- Car No. 75 entered as ISR and car No. 76 entered as Audi Sport Team ISR.
- Entered with No. 17 at Round 1.
- Car No. 7 entered as Team Castrol Vodafone and car No. 60 entered as BMW Team SRM.
- Cars No. 35 and 36 entered as Walkenhorst Motorsport and car No. 99 entered as Walkenhorst.
- Cars No. 50, 53 and 961 entered as Spirit of Race under Swiss licence. Cars No. 51 and 52 entered as AF Corse and car No. 55 entered as Kaspersky Motorsport, both under Italian licence. Car No. 72 entered as SMP Racing under Russian licence.
- Car No. 22 entered as Mercedes-AMG Team STM/HTP Motorsport under Australian licence, and car No. 48 entered as MANN-FILTER Team HTP Motorsport, cars No. 83 and 85 entered as HTP Motorsport and car No. 84 entered as Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport under German licence.
- Car No. 88 entered as Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP. Cars No. 89 and 90 entered as AKKA ASP.
- Car No. 22 entered as Motul Team RJN Motorsport and car No. 23 entered as Motul Team RJN Nissan.
- Car No. 17 entered as GMG Racing and car No. 77 entered as Calvert Dynamics / GMG Racing.
- "SRO chooses to cancel 2017 Motul Sepang 12 Hours". SRO Motorsports Group. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
- "2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar". SRO Motorsports Group. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Entry List". Bathurst 12 Hour. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- "Total 24 Hours of Spa Entry List". Spa 24 Hours. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours / Entry List". SRO Motorsports Group. Retrieved 14 October 2017.