1996 BPR Global GT Series season

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1996 BPR Global GT Series season
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The 1996 BPR Global GT Series season was the third season of BPR Global GT Series. It is a series for Grand Touring style cars broken into two classes based on power and manufacturer involvement, called GT1 and GT2. It began on 3 March 1996 and ended 3 November 1996 after 11 races. After the end of the season, two promotional races were held in Brazil, in the circuits of Curitiba (8 December 1996) and Brasília (16 December 1996).

This was the final season of the BPR series before it came under the control of the FIA to become the FIA GT Championship in 1997. This was also the first year that the classes of competitors were trimmed to just GT1 and GT2.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 France 4 Hours of Le Castellet Circuit Paul Ricard 3 March
2 Italy 4 Hour GT of Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 24 March
3 Spain 4 Hours of Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama 14 April
4 United Kingdom 4 Hours of Silverstone (British Empire Trophy) Silverstone Circuit 12 May
5 Germany 4 Hours of Nürburgring Nürburgring 30 June
6 Sweden 4 Hours of Anderstorp Scandinavian Raceway 14 July
7 Japan The Pokka International Suzuka 1000km Suzuka Circuit 25 August
8 United Kingdom Gulf Oil Global GT Endurance (4 Hours) Brands Hatch 8 September
9 Belgium 4 Hours of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 22 September
10 France 4 Hours of Nogaro Circuit Paul Armagnac 6 October
11 China 4 Hours of Zhuhai Zhuhai International Circuit 3 November

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Paul Ricard United Kingdom #2 Gulf Racing GTC Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom James Weaver
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Germany Gerd Ruch
2 Monza United Kingdom #1 West Racing Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
Germany Thomas Bscher
Denmark John Nielsen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Germany Gerd Ruch
3 Jarama United Kingdom #2 Gulf Racing GTC Netherlands #83 Marcos Racing Intl. Results
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom James Weaver
Netherlands Cor Euser
Brazil Thomas Erdos
4 Silverstone United Kingdom #3 Harrods Mach One Racing Netherlands #83 Marcos Racing Intl. Results
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
France Olivier Grouillard
Netherlands Cor Euser
Brazil Thomas Erdos
5 Nürburgring United Kingdom #1 West Racing Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
Germany Thomas Bscher
Netherlands Peter Kox
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Gerd Ruch
Belgium Michel Neugarten
6 Anderstorp Italy #27 Ennea SRL Igol Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
Sweden Anders Olofsson
Italy Luciano della Noce
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Gerd Ruch
Belgium Michel Neugarten
7 Suzuka United Kingdom #2 Gulf Racing GTC Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom James Weaver
Finland JJ Lehto
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Germany Gerd Ruch
8 Brands Hatch Germany #35 Porsche AG Austria #88 Konrad Motorsport Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Austria Franz Konrad
France Bob Wollek
France Stéphane Ortelli
9 Spa-Francorchamps Germany #35 Porsche AG Germany #56 Roock Racing Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Germany Gerd Ruch
10 Nogaro United Kingdom #2 Gulf Racing GTC Austria #88 Konrad Motorsport Results
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom James Weaver
Austria Franz Konrad
France Bob Wollek
11 Zhuhai Germany #36 Porsche AG Netherlands #83 Marcos Racing Intl. Results
Germany Ralf Kelleners
France Emmanuel Collard
Netherlands Cor Euser
Netherlands Hans Tepas
Indonesia Chandra Alim

Non-Championship events[edit]

Following the conclusion of the season in November, two exhibition races were held in Brazil for BPR competitors.

Date Event Circuit GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
8 December 2 Hours Curitiba Curitiba Germany #01 BMW Motorsport France #96 Larbre Compétition Results
Brazil Nelson Piquet
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
France Patrice Goueslard
France Christophe Bouchut
16 December 2 Hours of Brasília Brasília Germany #01 BMW Motorsport Germany #106 Roock Racing Results
Brazil Nelson Piquet
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
France Michel Ligonnet
United States Andy Pilgrim

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