1999 FIA GT Watkins Glen 3 Hours

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The Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest was the ninth round the 1999 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at Watkins Glen International, New York, United States, on October 3, 1999.

As with the previous FIA GT event, this race was originally intended to share the weekend with a United States Road Racing Championship event. However, the USRRC championship was cancelled midway through the season, leaving the FIA GT Championship to run on their own. In order to increase the number of participants for the FIA GT event, as well as to allow USRRC teams to compete, a National GT (N-GT) designation was used for cars which had run in the USRRC's GT2 and GT3 classes. Cars running in the N-GT class would not be eligible for points in the FIA GT Championship.

This race would also be the last time that the FIA GT Championship would run in North America.

Official results[edit]

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT 2 France Viper Team Oreca France Jean-Philippe Belloc
United States David Donohue
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
2 GT 1 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
3 GT 19 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport United Kingdom Christian Vann
Germany Christian Gläsel
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 92
Chrysler 8.0L V10
4 GT 15 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Bob Wollek
Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
Porsche 911 GT2 D 91
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
5 GT 21 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Paul Belmondo
Italy Luca Drudi
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 91
Chrysler 8.0L V10
6 GT 18 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport France Xavier Pompidou
France Michel Ligonnet
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 91
Chrysler 8.0L V10
7 N-GT 17 United States Schumacher Racing United States Larry Schumacher
United States John O'Steen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 90
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT 22 France Paul Belmondo Racing United States Steve Pfeffer
Canada "Rael"
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 90
Chrysler 8.0L V10
9 GT 16 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Austria Manfred Jurasz
Japan Yukihiro Hane
Porsche 911 GT2 D 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 N-GT 46 United States Reiser Callas Rennsport United States Joel Reiser
United States David Murry
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  ? 86
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
11 GT 9 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Italy Mauro Casadei
Italy Andrea Garbagnati
Porsche 911 GT2 D 85
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT 8 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Italy Luca Cappellari
France Patrick Vuillaume
United States David Kicak
Porsche 911 GT2 D 83
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 N-GT 84 United States Jeff Nowicki
United States Specter Werks
United States Jeff Nowicki
United States Andy Pilgrim
Chevrolet Corvette C5  ? 83
Chevrolet 5.7L V8
14 N-GT 44 United States John Fergus
United States Dick Greer Racing
United States John Fergus
United States Dick Greer
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme  ? 83
Oldsmobile V8
15 GT 6 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 D 78
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 N-GT 52 United States Glenn Seward
United States Extreme Motor Racing
United States Glenn Seward
United States David Galpin
United States James Yeames
Chevrolet Corvette C4  ? 72
Chevrolet V8
17 N-GT 53 United States Michael Jacobs
United States Jacobs Motorsports
United States Richard Geck
United States Frank Del Vecchio
Ford Mustang Cobra R  ? 62
Ford 5.8L V8
18 GT 7 Germany Konrad Motorsport United States Charles Slater
Spain Jesús Diez de Villarroel
Porsche 911 GT2 D 48
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 N-GT 54 United States Michael Jacobs
United States Jacobs Motorsports
United States Michael Jacobs
United States Paul Hacker
Ford Mustang Cobra R  ? 20
Ford 5.8L V8
20
DNF
N-GT 47 United States Paragon Motorsports United States Keith Fisher
United States Scott Brunk
Porsche 964 Carrera Cup P 8
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
N-GT 45 United States SSZ Motorcars United States Mark Knepper
United States William Collins
SSZ Stradale Mk.III  ? 4
Nissan 3.0L Turbo V6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole position – #2 Viper Team Oreca – 1:47.576
  • Fastest lap – #2 Viper Team Oreca – 1:47.717
  • Average speed – 171.297 km/h

References[edit]


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