1998 FIA GT Championship

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1998 FIA GT Championship
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The 1998 FIA GT Championship was a motor racing competition for Grand Touring style cars competing in two categories, GT1 and GT2, based on power and manufacturer involvement. It was the second FIA GT Championship. The championship began on 12 April 1998 and ended on 25 October 1998 after ten races.

The GT1 Drivers Championship was won by Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta with the GT2 title awarded to Olivier Beretta and Pedro Lamy.[1] The GT1 Teams Championship was won by AMG Mercedes and the GT2 award by Viper Team Oreca.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta won the GT1 Drivers Championship with Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR and Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM (pictured)
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Germany Oschersleben 500 km Motopark Oschersleben 12 April
2 United Kingdom British Empire Trophy (500 km) Silverstone Circuit 17 May
3 Germany Hockenheim 500 km Hockenheimring 28 June
4 France Dijon 500 km Dijon-Prenois 12 July
5 Hungary Budapest 500 km Hungaroring 19 July
6 Japan Suzuka 1000km Suzuka Circuit 23 August
7 United Kingdom Donington 500 km Donington Park 6 September
8 Austria Zeltweg 500km A1-Ring 20 September
9 United States Homestead 500 km Homestead-Miami Speedway 18 October
10 United States Visa Sports Car Championships (500 km) Laguna Seca Raceway 25 October

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Oschersleben Germany #2 AMG Mercedes France #52 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
2 Silverstone Germany #1 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
3 Hockenheimring Germany #1 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
4 Dijon Germany #2 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
5 Hungaroring Germany #1 AMG Mercedes Germany #57 Roock Racing Results
Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Germany Sascha Maassen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
6 Suzuka Germany #1 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Dominique Dupuy
7 Donington Germany #1 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
8 A1-Ring Germany #2 AMG Mercedes France #52 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
United Kingdom Justin Bell
9 Homestead Germany #2 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
10 Laguna Seca Germany #2 AMG Mercedes France #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy

Points system[edit]

Championship points for each title in each category were awarded on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race.[2]

A driver was eligible to score points if he had completed at least 20% of the total distance achieved by his vehicle.[2]

Results from all races were counted towards the Drivers titles in both GT1 and GT2.[2]

Results from no more than two cars per team per race were counted towards the Teams titles in both GT1 and GT2.[2]

Drivers Championship[edit]

GT1 Standings[edit]

The GT1 Drivers Championship was won by Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta driving Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR and Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM for AMG Mercedes.

GT2 Standings[edit]

The GT2 Drivers Championship was won by Olivier Beretta and Pedro Lamy driving a Chrysler Viper GTS-R for Viper Team Oreca.

Teams Championship[edit]

GT1 Standings[edit]

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 Germany AMG Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR
Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM
Mercedes-Benz 6.0L V12
Mercedes-Benz 6.0L V8
14

13


16

10

16

16

16

16

13

16
146
2 Germany Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 6 1 6 7 4 7 4 10 4 49
3 Germany Team Persson Motorsport Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR Mercedes-Benz 6.0L V12 6 3 5 3 2 2 2 1 24
4 Germany Zakspeed Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 4 6 1 2 1 1 3 2 20
5 France DAMS Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8 2 4 4 1 2 1 3 17
6 United Kingdom Davidoff Classic GTC McLaren F1 GTR BMW 6.0L V12 1 2 1 4

GT2 Standings[edit]

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 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 16 10 16 16 6 16 14 16 10 10 130
2 Germany Roock Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 7 2 10 6 6 31
3 Germany Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 7 3 3 8 4 25
4 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 6 2 3 2 2 15
5 Germany Krauss Race Sports Intl. Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 1 2 2 3 4 14
6 Netherlands Marcos Racing Intl. Marcos LM600 Chevrolet 5.9L V8 1 4 4 4 13
7= Germany Roock Sportsystem Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1 2 3 7
7= Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 3 1 7
9= Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 1 5
9= United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 3 1 1 5
11 France Sonauto Levallois Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 4
12 Germany Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
13 United Kingdom GP Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2
Saleen Mustang SR
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
Ford 5.9L V8

1
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIA/GT Championship, Automobile Year 1998/1999, page 264
  2. ^ a b c d FIA GT Championship 1998 Sporting Regulations, www3.fia.com, as archived at web.archive.org

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