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International GTSprint Series

The International GTSprint Series was a grand tourer-style sports car racing founded in 2010 by FG Group, led by Maurizio Flammini, and afterwards by Superstars World of Racing SpA, a company managed by the same group. The series born under the name of Superstars GTSprint and took the current name the following year, and was canceled before the 2014 season due to lack of entries.

International GTSprint Series
International GTSprint Series logo.jpeg
Category Grand tourer
Country International
Inaugural season 2010
Folded 2013
Drivers 57 (2013)
Teams 17 (2013)
Tyre suppliers Hankook
Last Drivers' champion Germany Thomas Schöffler
Last Teams' champion Ukraine Ferrari Motor Ukraine
Official website www.superstarsworld.com

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HistoryEdit

The series born in 2010, as a support for the International Superstars Series, under the name of Superstars GTSprint. 23 cars raced the first round in Monza, and during the season the number of entries wandered around 17-18. Alessandro Bonetti and Maurizio Mediani won the title driving a Ferrari F430.

In 2011, the series obtained an international titration, with a consistent increase of participants. The following year, International Trophies for GTS-Cup and GTS-Open classes were created, but the cars on the grid fell dramatically and before the beginning of the 2014 season the series was finally folded. Thomas Schöffler was the last overall champion.

FormatEdit

Since its birth, the series was focused on sprint races, as the name implies. There were two races for each weekend, consisting of twenty-five minutes + 1 lap. In 2012, the format changed into two races of thirty minutes, subsequently extended to one hour in 2013 with a mandatory pit stop in order to change the driver.

Technical regulationsEdit

The series was open to grand tourer-style cars, broken into different classes based on power and weight. GTS-2, GTS-3 and GT4 classes were allowed respectively to the cars obeying their FIA regulations; GTS-Cup included cars used in manufacturer's one-make cup series; GT4-S was a subject of GT4 class and GTS-Open was open to grand tourer cars without precise regulations.

Sporting regulationsEdit

The scoring system was the same of International Superstars Series. Since 2012, an additional point was awarded to every driver in the starting grid of each race, which became two in 2013, with one point awarded as a "qualification point".

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Pole Fastest Lap
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1 1

ChampionsEdit

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