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The Blancpain GT Series is a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) with the approval of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). It features grand tourer racing cars modified from production road cars complying with the FIA's GT3 regulations. The series is divided into two separate championships, the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Although the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is organised since 2011, the inaugural season of the Blancpain GT Series is 2014, because in that year the FIA GT Series became the Blancpain Sprint Series, which is now the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe. The series is primarily sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Blancpain.

Blancpain GT Series
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CategoryGrand tourer
Endurance racing
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2014
Tyre suppliersPirelli (2014–)
Drivers' championItaly Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Teams' championAustria GRT Grasser Racing Team
Official websitewww.blancpain-gt-series.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

After developing their partnership, Blancpain and the SRO have decided that 2016 will see both the Sprint and Endurance Series further integrated into the Blancpain GT Series, putting the emphasis on the prestigious overall drivers' and manufacturers' titles causing the Sprint Series name to change from Blancpain Sprint Series to Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and the Endurance Series name to change from Blancpain Endurance Series to Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.[1]

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ChampionsEdit

DriversEdit

Year Overall Silver Cup Pro-Am Cup Am Cup
2014   Laurens Vanthoor Not held Not awarded
2015   Robin Frijns
2016   Dominik Baumann
  Maximilian Buhk
  Michał Broniszewski   Claudio Sdanewitsch
2017   Mirko Bortolotti
  Christian Engelhart
  Alexander Mattschull   David Perel
2018   Raffaele Marciello   Nico Bastian
  Jack Manchester
  Nyls Stievenart
  Markus Winkelhock
  Adrian Amstutz
  Leo Machitski

TeamsEdit

Year Overall Pro-Am Cup Am Cup
2014   Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Not awarded
2015   Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
2016   (AMG - Team) HTP Motorsport   Kessel Racing   AF Corse/Kaspersky Motorsport
2017   GRT Grasser Racing Team   Rinaldi Racing   Kessel Racing
2018   (Mercedes-AMG Team) AKKA ASP /   SMP Racing by AKKA ASP   Saintéloc Racing   Barwell Motorsport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Blancpain GT Series". Blancpain GT Series. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

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