Spanish GT Championship

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Spanish GT Championship
Category Grand tourer sportscars
Country  Spain
 Portugal
Inaugural season 1999
Folded 2013
Tyre suppliers Dunlop
Last Drivers' champion Greece Dimitris Deverikos
Spain Isaac Tutumlu

The Spanish GT Championship / Iber GT (Campeonato de España de GT / Iber GT) is a Spanish auto racing series founded in 1999 and organised by the GT Sport Organización. The series runs multiple classes of grand tourer cars in events around Spain and Portugal. The series later formed the basis for the International GT Open, a European-wide series which follows a similar structure.

Format[edit]

For racing events, Spanish GT has changed very little since its inception. Each even consists of two races of equal distance, one run on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Each race has its own qualifying session to determine the grid. The races both count towards the points championship, effectively doubling the series schedule.

Initially, three classes of cars were used for the series, termed GT2, GT3, and GT4. This was soon replaced by the GTA, GTB, and GTC classes. These cars ranged from the FIA's GT2 class equivalent down to cars from one make series. The slowest class, GTC, was eliminated in 2001, only to return in 2004. A new GTS class was introduced in 2005, initially for the custom-built SEAT Toledo GT, but was adapted in 2006 to use cars from the FIA GT3 European Championship, originally without scoring points in the first year.

In the current format, the GTA class is dominated by the Ferrari F430 GT2, Porsche 911 GT3-RSR, Mosler MT900R, and the custom-built Sun Red SR21. GTS uses GT3 versions of the Ferrari F430, Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo and Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. GTB is retained for one-make cup regulation versions of the F430 and 911, as well as the Marcos Mantis.

The Spanish GT Championship shares several race weekends with the European F3 Open Championship, also run by the GT Sport Organización.

Champions[edit]

An overall combined drivers championship is awarded each season, adding overall points to class points, which can mean a driver from a lower class of car can be crowned the series champion. Along with this, each individual class also awards their own champion.

Season Overall GT2 GT3 GT4
1999 Spain Antonio Puig
Spain Javier Camp
Spain Carlos Palau Spain Antonio Puig
Spain Javier Camp
Spain Ángel Romero
Spain Manuel Rosado Domínguez
Overall GTA GTB GTC
2000 Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Spain Balba Camino
Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Spain Balba Camino
Spain Fermín Vélez
Spain Javier Díaz
Spain Luis C. Maurel
2001 Spain Alberto Castello
Spain Carlos Palau
Spain Alberto Castello
Spain Carlos Palau
Spain Javier Díaz
2002 Portugal Miguel Ramos
Portugal Pedro Chaves
Portugal Miguel Ramos
Portugal Pedro Chaves
Spain Juan Bastos
2003 Spain Gines Vivancos Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Spain Balba Camino
Spain Luis Pérez-Sala
Andorra Manuel Cerqueda
Spain Enrique de la Cuerda
Spain Jorge Enríquez
2004 United Kingdom Shaun Balfe
United Kingdom Nigel Taylor
Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Spain Angel Burgueño
Spain Luis Pérez-Sala
Andorra Manuel Cerqueda
Andorra Francesc Robert
2005 Italy Giambattista Giannoccaro Italy Giambattista Giannoccaro Portugal Pedro Bastos
Portugal Miguel Cristóvão
Spain José Luis Bermúdez de Castro
2006 Italy Michele Bartyan Italy Michele Bartyan Spain César Rodrigo
Spain Daniel Rodrigo
2007 Sweden Peter Sundberg
Spain Domingo Romero
Sweden Peter Sundberg
Spain Domingo Romero
Spain Óscar Fernández
Spain José Manuel Pérez-Aicart
Overall GTA GTS GTB
2008 Sweden Peter Sundberg Sweden Peter Sundberg Spain Javier Díaz Spain Antonio Puig
Spain Alfredo Palencia
Overall Super GT GTS GT Light
2009 Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga
Portugal Ricardo Bravo
Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga
Portugal Ricardo Bravo
Spain Antonio Castro
Spain Jesús Diez Villarroel
United Kingdom Ben Clucas
Portugal Francisco Lorena
2010 Portugal Francisco Cruz Martins Portugal Manuel Gião
Argentina Juan Manuel López
Portugal César Campaniço
Portugal João Figueiredo
Spain Oliver Campos-Hull
Greece Kosta Kanaroglou
2011 Portugal Manuel Gião Portugal Manuel Gião Portugal César Campaniço
Portugal João Figueiredo
Spain Miguel Toril
Spain Pol Rosell
2012 Finland Mikko Eskelinen Finland Mikko Eskelinen Spain Rafael Unzurrunzaga Spain Francesc Gutiérrez
Spain Luis Villalba
Overall Super GT GTS Gentlemen
2013 Spain Isaac Tutumlu
Greece Dimitris Deverikos
Spain Isaac Tutumlu
Greece Dimitris Deverikos
not attributed Belarus Alexander Talkanitsa Sr.

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