2011 Blancpain Endurance Series season

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2011 Blancpain Endurance Series season
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The 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series season was the inaugural season of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the sports car racing series developed by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation and the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB) with approval from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

The season commenced on 17 April at Monza and concluded on 9 October at Silverstone.

Calendar[edit]

On 15 December 2010, the Stéphane Ratel Organisation announced the 2011 calendar.[1]

Rnd Circuit Date
1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy 17 April
2 Spain Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos, Spain 22 May
3 Belgium Total 24 Hours of Spa
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
30 July
4 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, France 27 August
5 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Great Britain 9 October

Entry list[edit]

On 9 March 2011 the SRO released an official entry list of the teams and manufacturers. The full entry list for Monza was released on 10 April.[2]

Team Class Car No. Drivers Rounds
Germany Vita4One GT3 Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1 Germany Frank Kechele 1–2, 4–5
Belgium Nico Verdonck All
Belgium Eric van de Poele 3
France Jean-Karl Vernay 3–4
Italy Matteo Bobbi 5
Germany Michael Bartels 1–2
GT3 Pro-Am 2 3, 5
Netherlands Niek Hommerson All
Belgium Louis Machiels
Netherlands Paul van Splunteren 1, 4
Italy Andrea Bertolini 3
GT3 Pro 29 Italy Matteo Bobbi 3
Germany Frank Kechele
Italy Giacomo Petrobelli 3, 5
Germany Michael Bartels 4
Czech Republic Martin Matzke
Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda 4–5
Brazil Carlos Iaconelli 5
France Hexis AMR GT3 Pro Aston Martin DBRS9 3 France Julien Rodrigues All
France Yann Clairay 1–4
France Pierre-Brice Mena
France Laurent Cazenave 5
Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp
4 France Frédéric Makowiecki All
Switzerland Henri Moser
France Gilles Vannelet 1–2, 4
Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp 3
France Yann Clairay 5
Germany Team Rhino's Leipert GT3 Pro-Am Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 6 Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa All
Portugal Lourenço da Veiga
Portugal Ricardo Bravo
Finland Mika Vahamaki 3
7 Netherlands Olivier Tielemans[3] 1–2
Finland Mika Vahamaki[3]
Austria Niki Lanik[3] 1
Germany Dennis Vollmair 2
Argentina José Manuel Balbiani 5
Argentina Alejandro Chahwan
Argentina Sebastián Martínez
Belgium GPR AMR GT3 Pro-Am Aston Martin DBRS9 8 Belgium Eddy Renard 1–3
Belgium Ludovic Sougnez 1–2
Belgium Christian Kelders 1
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi 2
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 3
United Kingdom Gavin Pickering
Czech Republic Jan Stoviček
GT3 Gentlemen Trophy 78 Belgium Pierre Grivegnee 3
Belgium Alex van de Poele
Belgium Jean-Pierre Vandewauwer
GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 88 Italy Giuseppe de Pasquale 1–2
Italy Raffaele Sangiuolo
Switzerland Léonard Vernet 1
Belgium Philippe "Brody" Broodcoren 2
Italy AutOrlando Sport GT3 Pro Porsche 997 GT3-R 9 Italy Gianluca Roda All
Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Paolo Ruberti
France SOFREV ASP GT3 Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 10 France Patrice Goueslard 1–4
France Julien Jousse
France Jérôme Policand 1–2, 4
France Olivier Pla 3
GT3 Pro-Am 20 France Ludovic Badey All
France Jean-Luc Beaubélique
France Franck Morel
France Guillaume Moreau 3
United States United Autosports GT3 Pro-Am Audi R8 LMS 11 United Kingdom Matt Bell 3
United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United States Eddie Cheever
United States Mark Patterson
12 Hong Kong Alain Li 3
Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
United Kingdom Richard Meins
France Henri Richard
23 United States Zak Brown 3
United Kingdom Richard Dean
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Netherlands KRK Racing Team Holland GT3 Pro Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 15 Netherlands Mike Hezemans 3
Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Belgium Koen Wauters
GT3 Pro-Am 16 Netherlands Bernhard van Oranje 3
Netherlands Dennis Retera
Netherlands Marius Ritskes
Belgium Raf Vanthoor
Italy De Lorenzi Racing GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 18 Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi 1–4
Italy Alessandro Bonetti
Italy Stefano Borghi 1–2
Italy Lorenzo Bontempelli 3
Italy Beniamino Caccia
GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 36 Italy Sergio Negroni All
Italy Luigi Emiliani 1–2, 4–5
Italy Marco Cassera
Italy Giorgio Piodi 3
Italy Roberto Fecchio
Italy Stefano Crotti
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S 37 Italy Giorgio Piodi 1–2, 4
Italy Stefano Bianconi 1–2
Italy Sergio Parato 1
Italy Stefano Villa 2, 4
Italy Matteo Milani 4
GT4 Ginetta G50 Cup 73 Italy Piero Limonta 1–2
Italy Fabrizio Ferrari
Italy Alberto Viglione 1
Italy Diego Alessi 2
Belgium Level Racing GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S 19 Belgium Philippe "Brody" Broodcoren 1, 3–5
France Cyril Calmon 1
Belgium Christoff Corten 3, 5
Belgium Kurt Dujardin 3
Netherlands Mathijs Harkema 3–5
Luxembourg Pierre-Yves Rosoux 4
France Sport Garage GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3 22 France Lionel Comole All
France Philip Shearer 1–2
France Amandine Foulard
France André-Alain Corbel 3
France Thomas Duchêne
France Eric Vaissière
France Romain Brandela 4
France Paul Lanchere
United Kingdom Chris Dymond 5
United Kingdom Robert Hissom
GT3 Pro-Am 42 France Eric Cayrolle All
France Michaël Petit
France Christophe Jouet 1–3, 5
France Romain Brandela 3
Germany Blancpain Reiter GT3 Pro-Am Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 24 Switzerland Marc A. Hayek 1–3, 5
Netherlands Peter Kox
Netherlands Jos Menten 3
GT3 Pro 25 Germany Albert von Thurn und Taxis 1–3
Austria Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
Italy Eugenio Amos
Belgium Delahaye Racing GT3 Pro-Am Corvette Z06 GT3 26 Belgium Jean-Luc Blanchemain 3
Belgium Frédéric Bouvy
Belgium Damien Coens
Belgium Christian Kelders
France Ruffier Racing GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 30 France Jacques Medard 1–2
France Gabriel Abergel
France Frédéric Da Rocha 4
France Patrice Lafargue
31 France Georges Cabannes 1–2, 4–5
France Grégory Guilvert 1, 4
France Fabien Michal 2, 4–5
France Gilles Vannelet 5
Belgium WRT Belgian Audi Club GT3 Pro Audi R8 LMS 32 Belgium Bert Longin All
France Stéphane Ortelli
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
33 Belgium Gregory Franchi All
Italy Andrea Piccini 1–2, 4–5
Switzerland Marcel Fässler 1–2, 4
Sweden Mattias Ekström 3
Germany Timo Scheider
Germany Christopher Mies 5
United Kingdom JR Motorsports GT3 Pro Nissan GT-R GT3 35 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 4–5
Australia David Brabham 4
Netherlands Nick Catsburg 5
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Germany Black Falcon GT3 Pro Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Germany Kenneth Heyer 3
Germany Thomas Jäger
Belgium Stéphane Lémeret
GT3 Pro-Am 38 United States Bret Curtis 3
Netherlands Jeroen van den Heuvel
Netherlands Peter Van der Kolk
Ukraine Andrii Lebed
United Kingdom Scuderia Vittoria GT3 Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Italy Giacomo Petrobelli 1–2, 4
Italy Matteo Bobbi
Brazil Carlos Iaconelli
Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team GT3 Pro BMW Z4 GT3 40 Belgium Bas Leinders 3–5
Belgium Maxime Martin
Germany Marc Hennerici 3
Finland Markus Palttala 4–5
Ford GT GT3 Belgium Bas Leinders 1–2
Finland Markus Palttala
Belgium Maxime Martin
41 Finland Markus Palttala 3
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
France Antoine Leclerc
Alpina B6 GT3 Belgium Dylan Derdaele 5
France Dino Lunardi
Austria Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
GT3 Pro-Am Ford Mustang FR500 GT3 92 Belgium Eric Bachelart 3
Belgium Marc Duez
Belgium Jean-Michel Martin
Netherlands Faster Racing by DB Motorsport GT3 Pro-Am BMW Z4 GT3 43 Netherlands Jeroen de Boer 2–3
Netherlands Simon Knap
Netherlands David Hart 3
44 United Kingdom Archie Hamilton 3
Netherlands Harrie Kolen
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Netherlands Hoevert Vos
United Arab Emirates Gulf Racing GT3 Pro-Am Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 45 France Fabien Giroix 2–5
Belgium Andrea Barlesi
France Jean-Pierre Valentini 2
United Arab Emirates Karim Al Azhari 3
France Frédéric Fatien 3–5
Switzerland Black Bull Swiss Racing GT3 Pro-Am Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3 46 Italy Andrea Invernizzi 1
Italy Mirko Venturi
Italy Tommaso Maino
Italy AF Corse GT3 Pro-Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 50 Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin All
South Africa Jack Gerber 1–4
Italy Niki Cadei 3
Italy Marco Cioci 3, 5
Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini 5
51 France Jean-Marc Bachelier 3, 5
United States Howard Blank
France Yannick Mallégol
Switzerland Maurizio Basso 4
Switzerland Gino Forgione
Italy Massimiliano Mugelli
France Graff Racing GT3 Pro-Am Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 54 France Eric Debard 3
France Grégoire Demoustier
France Nicolas Lapierre
France Olivier Panis
55 France Philippe Haezebrouck 3
France Mike Parisy
France Gilles Vannelet
Italy Massimo Vignali
France RMS GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 56 Monaco Marc Faggionato 3
France Thierry Prignaud
France Franck Racinet
France Thierry Stépec
57 France Olivier Baron 3
Switzerland Richard Feller
Switzerland Manuel Nicolaïdis
Switzerland Fabio Spirgi
United Kingdom McLaren GT GT3 Pro McLaren MP4-12C GT3 58 United Kingdom Robert Bell 3
United Kingdom Chris Goodwin
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
59 United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy 3–4
Portugal Álvaro Parente 3–5
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
United Kingdom Danny Watts 5
GT3 Pro-Am 60 United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou 3–5
United Kingdom Phil Quaife 3, 5
United Kingdom Glynn Geddie 3
New Zealand Roger Wills
Netherlands Klaas Hummel 4–5
Germany Pierre Kaffer 4
United Kingdom Lotus Driving Academy GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 61 Austria Stefan Landmann 1
Hungary Csaba Walter
Austria Florian Aichinger
Switzerland Lorenz Frey 2, 4
Switzerland Rolf Maritz
Switzerland Fredy Barth
62 Switzerland Andrina Gugger 4
Austria Matthias Gamauf
United Kingdom RJN Motorsport GT4 Nissan 370Z GT4 63 United Kingdom Alex Buncombe All
France Jordan Tresson
United Kingdom Christopher Ward
Switzerland AutoVitesse GT3 Pro-Am Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 64 France Julien Piguet 4
Switzerland Cédric Leimer
Switzerland Gentle Swiss Racing GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Switzerland Lorenz Frey 1
Switzerland Rolf Maritz
Switzerland Fredy Barth
Maserati GranTurismo MC 65 Switzerland Andrina Gugger 1–2
Switzerland Devis Schwägli
Italy Lotus Italia Scuderia Giudici GT4 Lotus Evora GT4 70 Italy Edoardo Piscopo All
United Kingdom Leo Mansell
United Kingdom Greg Mansell
Italy Gianni Giudici 3
Belgium Prospeed Competition GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 74 Belgium Nicolas de Crem 3
United States Bryce Miller
Belgium Ludovic Sougnez
Netherlands Paul van Splunteren
GT3 Pro 75 Belgium Marc Goossens 3
Belgium Jan Heylen
Belgium Maxime Soulet
Germany Need for Speed Team Schubert GT3 Pro BMW Z4 GT3 76 Germany Claudia Hürtgen 3
Sweden Edward Sandström
Germany Dirk Werner
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse GT3 Pro-Am Aston Martin DBRS9 79 United Kingdom Oliver Bryant 3
United Kingdom Alasdair McCaig
United Kingdom Andrew Smith
United Kingdom Joe Twyman
France SMG GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 80 France Eric Clément 4
France Philippe Gache
France Exagon Engineering GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 81 France Daniel Desbruères 4
Belgium Christian Kelders
France GCR GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Dodge Viper GT3 82 France Guy Clairay 3
France Jean-Marc Merlin
France Dominique Nury
France Bernard Salam
Belgium VDS Racing Adventures GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Ford Mustang FR500 GT3 85 Belgium Benjamin Bailly 3
Belgium José Close
Belgium Julien Schroyen
Belgium Raphaël van der Straten
United Kingdom Team Preci Spark GT3 Pro-Am Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 90 United Kingdom David Jones 3, 5
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
United Kingdom Mike Jordan 3
Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix GT3 Pro Audi R8 LMS 98 Switzerland Marcel Fässler 3
Italy Andrea Piccini
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
99 Germany Marc Basseng 3
Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Frank Stippler
Belgium DVB Racing GT4 BMW M3 GT4 100 Germany Wolfgang Haugg 3
Belgium Christophe Legrand
Italy Giuseppe de Pasquale 3–5
Italy Raffaele Sangiuolo
Belgium Speedlover GT4 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 103 Belgium Peter van Audenhove 3
France Christoff Bigourie
Belgium Sven van Laere
Belgium René Marin
GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 104 Belgium Michel de Coster 3
Netherlands Tom Langeberg
Belgium Rik Renmans
Netherlands Oskar Slingerland
Belgium Signa Motorsport GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Dodge Viper GT3 116 Belgium Patrick Chaillet 3
Belgium Benoit Galand
Belgium Christophe Geoffroy
Belgium Thierry de Latre du Bosqueau
Belgium Mühlner Motorsport GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 123 Belgium Armand Fumal 3
Belgium Christian Lefort
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Belgium Jérôme Thiry
124 Germany Sebastian Asch 3
Germany Tim Bergmeister
Germany Jochen Krumbach
United Kingdom Martin Rich
France Freeman Gepa 161 GT3 Gentlemen Trophy Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 161 Belgium Patrick Geladé 3
Belgium Didier Grandjean
France Pascal Muller
Belgium Dominique Sandona
Germany Haribo Team Manthey GT3 Pro-Am Porsche 997 GT3-R 888 Germany Christian Menzel 3
Germany Hans Guido Riegel
Germany Mike Stursberg
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook

Results and standings[edit]

Race results[edit]

Event Circuit GT3 Pro Cup Winner GT3 Pro / Am Cup Winner GT3 Citation Cup Winner GT4 Cup Winner
1 Monza No. 9 AutOrlando Sport No. 24 Blancpain Reiter No. 31 Ruffier Racing No. 70 Lotus Italia Scuderia Giudici
Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Netherlands Peter Kox
Switzerland Marc Hayek
France Georges Cabannes
France Grégory Guilvert
Italy Edoardo Piscopo
United Kingdom Greg Mansell
United Kingdom Leo Mansell
2 Navarra No. 1 Vita4One No. 20 SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion No. 31 Ruffier Racing No. 61 Lotus Driving Academy
Germany Frank Kechele
Belgium Nico Verdonck
Germany Michael Bartels
France Franck Morel
France Jean-Luc Beaubelique
France Ludovic Badey
France Georges Cabannes
France Fabien Michal
Switzerland Lorenz Frey
Switzerland Rolf Maritz
Switzerland Fredy Barth
3 Spa-Francorchamps
Report
No. 33 Audi Sport Team WRT No. 20 SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion No. 19 Level Racing No. 63 RJN Motorsport
Belgium Gregory Franchi
Germany Timo Scheider
Sweden Mattias Ekström
France Franck Morel
France Jean-Luc Beaubélique
France Ludovic Badey
France Guillaume Moreau
Belgium Philippe Broodcoren
Belgium Christoff Corten
Belgium Kurt Dujardin
Netherlands Mathijs Herkema
France Jordan Tresson
United Kingdom Christopher Ward
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
4 Magny-Cours No. 40 Marc VDS Racing Team No. 2 Vita4One No. 31 Ruffier Racing No. 63 RJN Motorsport
Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Finland Markus Palttala
Netherlands Niek Hommerson
Belgium Louis Machiels
Netherlands Paul van Splunteren
France Georges Cabannes
France Fabien Michal
France Grégory Guilvert
France Jordan Tresson
United Kingdom Christopher Ward
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
5 Silverstone No. 40 Marc VDS Racing Team No. 2 Vita4One No. 22 Comole Racing No. 70 Lotus Italia Scuderia Giudici
Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Finland Markus Palttala
Netherlands Niek Hommerson
Belgium Louis Machiels
Germany Michael Bartels
France Lionel Comole
United Kingdom Robert Hissom
United Kingdom Chris Dymond
Italy Edoardo Piscopo
United Kingdom Greg Mansell
United Kingdom Leo Mansell

References[edit]

  1. ^ ten Caat, Marcel (15 December 2010). "SRO confirms 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series". planetlemans.com (PlanetLeMans). Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Strong Grid for Opening Race in Monza". Blancpain Endurance Series (SRO Group). 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Wilkinson, Andy (15 April 2011). "37-strong grid set for inaugural Blancpain race". Motors TV (LMC). Retrieved 15 April 2011. 

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