2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge

2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge
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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.

CalendarEdit

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).[1] 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.

Round Race Circuit Date Report
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
5 TBA TBA TBA TBA
  Also part of the GT World Challenge America
  Also part of the GT World Challenge Europe

Entry listEdit

Manufacturer Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Aston Martin   R-Motorsport Vantage AMR GT3 62   Olli Caldwell P 1
  Luca Ghiotto
  Marvin Kirchhöfer
76   Jake Dennis P 1
  Scott Dixon
  Rick Kelly
  Garage 59 159   Roman De Angelis S 1
  Olivier Hart
  Andrew Watson
188   Chris Goodwin PA 1
  Côme Ledogar
  Maxime Martin
  Alexander West
Audi   Audi Sport Team Valvoline R8 LMS Evo 2   Christopher Haase P 1
  Dries Vanthoor
  Frédéric Vervisch
22   Mirko Bortolotti P 1
  Christopher Mies
  Garth Tander
222   Mattia Drudi P 1
  Kelvin van der Linde
  Markus Winkelhock
  Hallmarc 9   Marc Cini PA 1
  Dean Fiore
  Lee Holdsworth
Bentley   Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3 7   Jules Gounon P 1
  Jordan Pepper
  Maxime Soulet
8   Alex Buncombe P 1
  Oliver Jarvis
  Seb Morris
BMW   Walkenhorst Motorsport M6 GT3 34   Nicky Catsburg P 1
  Augusto Farfus
  Chaz Mostert
Ferrari   HubAuto Corsa 488 GT3 27   Marcos Gomes P 1
  Daniel Serra
  Tim Slade
Honda   Team Honda Racing NSX GT3 Evo 30   Dane Cameron P 1
  Mario Farnbacher
  Renger van der Zande
Lamborghini   Orange1 FFF Racing Team Huracán GT3 Evo 63   Andrea Caldarelli P 1
  Dennis Lind
  Marco Mapelli
Mercedes-AMG   SunEnergy1 Racing AMG GT3 75   Dominik Baumann PA 1
  Kenny Habul
  Martin Konrad
  David Reynolds
  Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon AMG GT3 Evo 77   Yelmer Buurman P 1
  Maro Engel
  Luca Stolz
  Triple Eight Race Engineering 888   Shane van Gisbergen P 1
  Maximilian Götz
  Jamie Whincup
  Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing 999   Maximilian Buhk P 1
  Felipe Fraga
  Raffaele Marciello
Porsche   Earl Bamber Motorsport 911 GT3 R 1   Earl Bamber P 1
  Craig Lowndes
  Laurens Vanthoor
12   David Calvert-Jones PA 1
  Romain Dumas
  Jaxon Evans
  Absolute Racing 911   Matt Campbell P 1
  Mathieu Jaminet
  Patrick Pilet
912   Matteo Cairoli P 1
  Thomas Preining
  Dirk Werner
Sources:[2]
Icon Class
P Pro Cup
S Silver Cup
PA Pro-Am Cup
Am Am Cup

Race resultsEdit

Rnd. Circuit Pole position IGTC Winners Winning Manufacturer Ref.
1   Bathurst   No. 911 Absolute Racing   No. 7 Bentley Team M-Sport   Mercedes-AMG [3][4]
  Matt Campbell
  Mathieu Jaminet
  Patrick Pilet
  Jules Gounon
  Jordan Pepper
  Maxime Soulet
2   Indianapolis
3   Spa-Francorchamps
4   Kyalami
5   TBA

Championship standingsEdit

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.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Driver's championshipEdit

The results indicate the classification relative to other drivers in the series, not the classification in the race.

Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
 
IND
 
SPA
 
KYA
 
TBA Points
1   Jules Gounon
  Jordan Pepper
  Maxime Soulet
Bentley 1 25
2   Shane van Gisbergen
  Maximilian Götz
  Jamie Whincup
Mercedes-AMG 2 18
3   Matt Campbell
  Mathieu Jaminet
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 3 15
4   Yelmer Buurman
  Maro Engel
  Luca Stolz
Mercedes-AMG 4 12
5   Maximilian Buhk
  Felipe Fraga
  Raffaele Marciello
Mercedes-AMG 5 10
6   Matteo Cairoli
  Thomas Preining
  Dirk Werner
Porsche 6 8
7   Earl Bamber
  Craig Lowndes
  Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 7 6
8   David Calvert-Jones
  Romain Dumas
  Jaxon Evans
Porsche 8 4
9   Roman De Angelis
  Olivier Hart
  Andrew Watson
Aston Martin 9 2
10   Jake Dennis
  Scott Dixon
  Rick Kelly
Aston Martin 10 1
  Marc Cini
  Dean Fiore
  Lee Holdsworth
Audi 11 0
  Mattia Drudi
  Kelvin van der Linde
  Markus Winkelhock
Audi 12 0
  Dominik Baumann
  Kenny Habul
  Martin Konrad
  David Reynolds
Mercedes-AMG 13 0
  Alex Buncombe
  Oliver Jarvis
  Seb Morris
Bentley Ret 0
  Andrea Caldarelli
  Dennis Lind
  Marco Mapelli
Lamborghini Ret 0
  Dane Cameron
  Mario Farnbacher
  Renger van der Zande
Honda Ret 0
  Nicky Catsburg
  Augusto Farfus
  Chaz Mostert
BMW Ret 0
  Christopher Haase
  Dries Vanthoor
  Frédéric Vervisch
Audi Ret 0
  Mirko Bortolotti
  Christopher Mies
  Garth Tander
Audi Ret 0
  Chris Goodwin
  Côme Ledogar
  Maxime Martin
  Alexander West
Aston Martin Ret 0
  Marcos Gomes
  Daniel Serra
  Tim Slade
Ferrari WD
  Oliver Caldwell
  Luca Ghiotto
  Marvin Kirchhöfer
Aston Martin WD
Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
 
IND
 
SPA
 
KYA
 
TBA Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturer's championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer Car BAT
 
IND
 
SPA
 
KYA
 
TBA Points
1   Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
AMG GT3 Evo
2 30
4
2   Bentley Continental GT3 1 25
Ret
3   Porsche 911 GT3 R 3 25
6
4   Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 9 14
10
5   Audi R8 LMS Evo 11 6
12
  Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo Ret 0
 
  Honda NSX GT3 Evo Ret 0
 
  BMW M6 GT3 Ret 0
 
  Ferrari 488 GT3 WD
 
Pos. Manufacturer Car BAT
 
IND
 
SPA
 
KYA
 
TBA Points

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coch, Mat (26 July 2019). "Indianapolis joins Bathurst on IGTC calendar". Speedcafe. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli's biggest-ever Bathurst entry to kick off 2020 Down Under". intercontinentalgtchallenge.com. SRO Motorsports Group. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ Zalavari, Michael (1 January 2020). "Campbell Claims Pole For Absolute Porsche". dailysportscar.com. Dailysportscar. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ Dagys, John (2 February 2020). "Bentley Breaks Through for Bathurst 12H Win". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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