FFSA GT Championship

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FFSA GT Championship
Category GT3 sports cars
Country  France
Inaugural season 1997
Drivers' champion France Henry Hassid
France Anthony Beltoise
Official website Official website

The FFSA GT Championship (Championnat de France FFSA GT) is a French Grand Touring-style sports car racing series that began in 1997 which take part in the GT Tour Format.

It is controlled by the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA) and organized by racing company Oreca. Since the demise of the French Supertouring Championship after the 2005 season, the French GT has become France's major circuit racing championship.

History[edit]

Founded by Patrick Peter in 1997 as an off-shoot of the international BPR Global GT Series, this national version featured a wide variety of Grand Touring-style cars in multiple classes competing at the same time on mostly French courses. In 1998 saw the SRO Group took over the series as the classes were reorganized to reflect the changes made in the new FIA GT Championship, continuing in a similar formula today. In 2011, the series was handed over from SRO to Oreca, a French racing team, constructor, and organiser of the Sportscar Winter Series and the former Formula Le Mans Cup.

The main class has used GTS car regulations from 1997 to 2004, GT1 from 2005 to 2009, and FIA GT3 since 2010. The championship features classes for both professionals and amateurs. GT3 rules include extensive performance balancing and handicap weights to make cars artificially more equal.

Champions[edit]

Season Driver Team / Car
1997 France Patrice Goueslard Larbre Porsche 911 GT2
1998 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
France François Lafon
Sonauto Porsche 911 GT2
1999 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Sonauto Porsche 911 GT2
2000 France Dominique Dupuy
France François Fiat
DDO Chrysler Viper GTS-R
2001 France Dominique Dupuy
France François Fiat
DDO Chrysler Viper GTS-R
2002 France Philippe Soulan
France Patrice Goueslard
Nourry Porsche 911 GT2
2003 Belgium Didier Defourny
France Patrice Goueslard
Larbre Chrysler Viper GTS-R
2004 France Patrick Bornhauser VBM Chrysler Viper GTS-R
2005 France Olivier Thévenin
France Patrick Bornhauser
VBM Chrysler Viper GTS-R
2006 France Soheil Ayari
France Bruno Hernandez
Oreca Saleen S7-R
2007 France Soheil Ayari
France Raymond Narac
Oreca Saleen S7-R
2008 France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrick Bornhauser
Larbre Saleen S7-R
2009 France Eric Debard DKR Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
2010 France Laurent Groppi
France Patrick Bornhauser
Larbre Porsche 911 GT3 R
2011 France Laurent Pasquali
France Anthony Beltoise
ProGT Porsche 997 GT3 R
2012 France Henry Hassid
France Anthony Beltoise
ProGT Porsche 997 GT3 R
2013 France Morgan Moulin-Traffort
France Fabien Barthez
Team Sofrev ASP Ferrari 458 Italia

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