FFSA GT Championship

The FFSA GT Championship (Championnat de France FFSA GT) is a French Grand Touring-style sports car racing series that began in 1997. It is the main event of the Championnat de France des Circuits (formerly called Super Série FFSA and GT Tour).

FFSA GT Championship
CategoryGT4 sports cars
Country France
Inaugural season1997
Drivers' championFrance Sébastien Dumez
France Raymond Narac
France Olivier Pernaut
Official websiteOfficial website
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It is controlled by the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA) and organized by racing company Oreca. Since the demise of the French Supertouring Championship after the 2005 season, the French GT has become France's major circuit racing championship.

HistoryEdit

Founded by Patrick Peter in 1997 as an offshoot of the international BPR Global GT Series, this national version featured a wide variety of Grand Touring-style cars in multiple classes competing at the same time on mostly French courses. In 1998 saw the SRO Group took over the series as the classes were reorganized to reflect the changes made in the new FIA GT Championship, continuing in a similar formula today. In 2011, the series was handed over from SRO to Oreca, a French racing team, constructor, and organiser of the Sportscar Winter Series and the former Formula Le Mans Cup.

The main class has used GTS car regulations from 1997 to 2004, GT1 from 2005 to 2009, and FIA GT3 from 2010 to 2016. The championship featured classes for both professionals and amateurs. GT3 rules included extensive performance balancing and handicap weights to make cars artificially more equal.

In 2016, grids depleted and Oreca cancelled the championship was cancelled. For the 2017 season, the SRO Group became again the promoter and the GT4 regulations were adopted.

CircuitsEdit

ChampionsEdit

Season Driver Car Team
1997   Patrice Goueslard Porsche 911 GT2 Larbre
1998   Jean-Pierre Jarier
  François Lafon
Porsche 911 GT2 Sonauto
1999   Jean-Pierre Jarier Porsche 911 GT2 Sonauto
2000   Dominique Dupuy
  François Fiat
Chrysler Viper GTS-R DDO
2001   Dominique Dupuy
  François Fiat
Chrysler Viper GTS-R DDO
2002   Philippe Soulan
  Patrice Goueslard
Porsche 911 GT2 Nourry
2003   Didier Defourny
  Patrice Goueslard
Chrysler Viper GTS-R Larbre
2004   Patrick Bornhauser Chrysler Viper GTS-R VBM
2005   Olivier Thévenin
  Patrick Bornhauser
Chrysler Viper GTS-R VBM
2006   Soheil Ayari
  Bruno Hernandez
Saleen S7-R Oreca
2007   Soheil Ayari
  Raymond Narac
Saleen S7-R Oreca
2008   Christophe Bouchut
  Patrick Bornhauser
Saleen S7-R Larbre
2009   Eric Debard Chevrolet Corvette C6.R DKR
2010   Laurent Groppi
  Patrick Bornhauser
Porsche 911 GT3 R Larbre
2011   Laurent Pasquali
  Anthony Beltoise
Porsche 997 GT3 R Pro GT
2012   Henry Hassid
  Anthony Beltoise
Porsche 997 GT3 R Pro GT
2013   Morgan Moulin-Traffort
  Fabien Barthez
Ferrari 458 Italia Team Sofrev ASP
2014   Raymond Narac
  Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 911 GT3 R IMSA Performance Matmut
2015   Sébastien Dumez
  Raymond Narac
  Olivier Pernaut
Porsche 911 GT3 R IMSA Performance Matmut
2016   Soheil Ayari
  Laurent Pasquali
  Nicolas Tardif
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Sport Garage
2017   Mike Parisy
  Gilles Vannelet
Porsche Cayman Clubsport MR GT4 Speed Car
2018   Grégory Guilvert
  Fabien Michal
Audi R8 LMS GT4 Saintéloc Racing

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