2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge
|2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge|
The 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge is the fifth season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The season again features five rounds, starting with the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour on 2 February and concluding with the Kyalami 9 Hours on 22 November. Dennis Olsen is the defending Drivers' champion and Porsche is the defending Manufacturers' champion.
At the annual press conference during the 2019 24 Hours of Spa on 26 July, the Stéphane Ratel Organisation announced the first draft of the 2020 calendar. The only change from 2019 was the North American round moving from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, primarily because of event permit restrictions at Laguna Seca (which is owned by the local government). The Indianapolis event will form a revival of the Speedway's Harvest Auto Racing Classic. The schedule was further changed on 22 May 2020 when the BH Auction SMBC Suzuka 10 Hours on 23 August was cancelled because of Japanese entry restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1||Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour||Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia||February 2||Report|
|2||Indianapolis 8 Hours||Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, United States||October 4||Report|
|3||Total 24 Hours of Spa||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium||October 24–25||Report|
|4||Kyalami 9 Hours||Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand, South Africa||November 22||Report|
|Rnd.||Circuit||Pole position||IGTC Winners||Winning Manufacturer||Ref.|
|1||Bathurst||No. 911 Absolute Racing||No. 7 Bentley Team M-Sport||Mercedes-AMG|||
| Matt Campbell
| Jules Gounon|
- 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.
Bold – Pole
AMG GT3 Evo
|3||Porsche||911 GT3 R||3||25|
|4||Aston Martin||Vantage AMR GT3||9||14|
|5||Audi||R8 LMS Evo||11||6|
|Lamborghini||Huracán GT3 Evo||Ret||0|
|Honda||NSX GT3 Evo||Ret||0|
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- Dagys, John (2 February 2020). "Bentley Breaks Through for Bathurst 12H Win". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 3 February 2020.