1998 FIA GT Laguna Seca 500km

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The 1998 Visa Sports Car Championships was the tenth and final round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Laguna Seca Raceway, California, United States on October 25, 1998.

This race shared the weekend with a Professional SportsCar Racing Championship event.

Official results[edit]

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 GT1 2 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 139
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
2 GT1 1 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 139
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
3 GT1 8 Germany Porsche AG Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 138
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 3 France DAMS France Éric Bernard
Australia David Brabham
Panoz GTR-1 M 137
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
5 GT1 6 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Max Angelelli
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 138
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 11 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 135
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
7 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 127
Chrysler 8.0L V10
8 GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 126
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT2 63 Germany Krauss Race Sports International Germany Michael Trunk
Germany Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 123
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 58 Germany Roock Sportsystem Germany André Ahrlé
United Kingdom Robert Schirle
United States Dirk Layer
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 122
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT1 12 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Jean-Marc Gounon
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 121
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
12 GT2 60 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Belgium Michel Neugarten
Germany Gerd Ruch
United States Zak Brown
Porsche 911 GT2 G 118
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 80 United Kingdom GP Motorsport United Kingdom Daniel Dor
United States John Young
United States Peter Gregg
Saleen Mustang SR  ? 118
Ford 5.9L V8
14 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
France Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 65
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Portugal Ni Amorim
United States Spencer Trenery
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 117
Chrysler 8.0L V10
16 GT2 87 Germany Seikel Motorsport Canada Tony Burgess
Germany Gerhard Marchner
Austria Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 113
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 65 Germany Konrad Motorsport United Kingdom Martin Stretton
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Porsche 911 GT2 D 105
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 81 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
France Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 84
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 61 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Belgium Bruno Lambert
United States Mike Conte
Porsche 911 GT2 G 76
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 76 Germany Seikel Motorsport United Kingdom Nigel Smith
New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
Morocco Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 911 GT2 P 62
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 7 Germany Porsche AG France Yannick Dalmas
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 44
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 71 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Netherlands Herman Buurman
South Africa Manno Schaafsma
Marcos LM600 D 33
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
GT2 70 Netherlands Marcos Racing International United Kingdom Christian Vann
Germany Harald Becker
Netherlands Cor Euser
Marcos LM600 D 21
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
GT2 62 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Italy Renato Mastropietro
Switzerland Uwe Sick
United States William Langhorne
Porsche 911 GT2 P 19
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 86 France Larbre Compétition France Jean-Luc Chéreau
France Jack Leconte
Porsche 911 GT2 M 15
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Germany Claudia Hürtgen
France Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 7
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Netherlands Jan Lammers
Austria Franz Konrad
Porsche 911 GT2 D 7
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
United States David Donohue
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M
Chrysler 8.0L V10
DNS GT2 55 United States Saleen-Allen Speedlab United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
United States Ron Johnson
United States Terry Borcheller
Saleen Mustang SR  ?
Ford 5.9L V8


  • Pole position – #2 AMG Mercedes – 1:16.154
  • Fastest lap – #2 AMG Mercedes – 1:19.094
  • Average speed – 158.815 km/h


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