1999 FIA GT Championship season

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1999 FIA GT Championship season
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The 1999 FIA GT Championship season was the 3rd season of FIA GT Championship. It is a series for Grand Touring style cars tuned to full racing machines. It began on 11 April 1999 and ended 26 November 1999 after 10 races.

Due to the dominating success of AMG Mercedes over the past two seasons, no GT1 team besides Mercedes was entered for 1999. Due to this, the FIA chose to eliminate the GT1 class and run with only the former GT2 class. This former GT2 class would become the top GT1 class in 2000 in the FIA's attempt to stop factory backed teams from causing another incident similar to one caused by Mercedes' investment.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy Monza 500 km Autodromo Nazionale Monza 11 April
2 United Kingdom P&O Steam Line Silverstone 500 miles (British Empire Trophy) Silverstone Circuit 9 May
3 Germany Hockenheim 500 km Hockenheimring 27 June
4 Hungary Budapest 500 km Hungaroring 4 July
5 Belgium Zolder 500 km Zolder Circuit 18 July
6 Germany Oschersleben 500 km Motopark Oschersleben 8 August
7 United Kingdom Donington 500 km Donington Park 5 September
8 United States Homestead 3 Hours Homestead-Miami Speedway 26 September
9 United States Bosch Sportscar Oktoberfest (3 Hours) Watkins Glen International 3 October
10 China Zhuhai 500 km Zhuhai International Circuit 26 November

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Overall Winning Team Results
Overall Winning Drivers
1 Monza France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
2 Silverstone France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
3 Hockenheimring France #2 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
France Dominique Dupuy
4 Hungaroring France #2 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
France Dominique Dupuy
5 Zolder France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
6 Oschersleben France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
7 Donington France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
8 Homestead France #21 Paul Belmondo Racing Results
France Paul Belmondo
France Emmanuel Clérico
9 Watkins Glen France #2 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
United States David Donohue
10 Zhuhai France #1 Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Results
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded on a 10–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the top 6 finishers in each round.

Position Driver Car R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Points
1 Olivier Beretta Chrysler Viper GTS-R 10 10 6 10 10 10 6 6 10 78
Karl Wendlinger Chrysler Viper GTS-R 10 10 6 10 10 10 6 6 10 78
3 Jean-Philippe Belloc Chrysler Viper GTS-R 6 6 10 10 6 3 10 2 53
4 David Donohue Chrysler Viper GTS-R 6 6 3 10 25
5 Dominique Dupuy Chrysler Viper GTS-R 10 10 4 24
6 Wolfgang Kaufmann Porsche 911 GT2 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 3 3 21
Christian Gläsel Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 3 3 2 4 6 21
Christian Vann Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 3 3 2 4 6 21
9 Paul Belmondo Chrysler Viper GTS-R 1 2 10 2 4 19
10 Vincent Vosse Chrysler Viper GTS-R 2 4 3 4 1 2 16
Bob Wollek Porsche 911 GT2 4 4 2 3 3 16
12 Michel Ligonnet Chrysler Viper GTS-R 4 1 2 1 3 2 1 14
Ni Amorim Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 6 4 1 14
Toni Seiler Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 6 4 1 14
15 Franz Konrad Porsche 911 GT2 4 4 1 4 13
16 Justin Bell Chrysler Viper GTS-R 6 6 12
17 Emmanuel Clérico Chrysler Viper GTS-R 1 10 11
18 Marc Duez Chrysler Viper GTS-R 4 6 10
19 Didier Defourny Chrysler Viper GTS-R 2 4 3 9
Julian Bailey Lister Storm GTL 3 6 9
21 Luca Drudi Chrysler Viper GTS-R 6 2 8
22 Hans Hugenholtz Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 4 7
23 Sascha Maassen Porsche 911 GT2 2 4 6
24 Xavier Pompidou Chrysler Viper GTS-R 4 1 5
25 Claude-Yves Gosselin Chrysler Viper GTS-R 1 2 1 4
Mike Hezemans Lister Storm GTL 4 4
David Hart Lister Storm GTL 4 4
28 Tim Sugden Lister Storm GTL 3 3
Jamie Campbell-Walter Lister Storm GTL 3 3
30 Claudia Hürtgen Porsche 911 GT2 2 2
Stéphane Ortelli Porsche 911 GT2 2 2
Michael Eschmann Porsche 911 GT2 2 2
Paul Hulverscheid Porsche 911 GT2 2 2
Manfred Jurasz Porsche 911 GT2 1 1 2
35 André Ahrlé Porsche 911 GT2 1 1
Hubert Haupt Porsche 911 GT2 1 1
Altfrid Heger Porsche 911 GT2 1 1
Lance Stewart Porsche 911 GT2 1 1
Yukihiro Hane Porsche 911 GT2 1 1

Teams Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 6 finishers in the order of 10–6–4–3–2–1. Both cars score points towards the championship regardless of finishing position.

Pos Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 France Chrysler Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 16 16 16 16 10 16 10 9 16 12 137
2 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 3 3 3 6 7 3 4 5 6 40
3 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 1 2 1 3 2 3 3 4 23
4 France Paul Belmondo Racing Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 1 2 1 10 2 4 20
5= Germany Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 4 1 4 13
5= United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing Lister Storm Jaguar 7.0L V12 3 4 6 13
7 Belgium GLPK Racing Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 2 4 3 9
8 Germany Roock Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 1 3
9 Germany Roock Sportsystem Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 2

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