2018 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

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The 2018 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup was the sixth season of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup following on from the demise of the SRO Motorsports Group's FIA GT1 World Championship (an auto racing series for grand tourer cars), the fifth with the designation of Blancpain Sprint Series or Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup. The season began on 7 April at Zolder and ended on 16 September at the Nürburgring.

Calendar[edit]

At the annual press conference during the 2017 24 Hours of Spa on 28 July, the Stéphane Ratel Organisation announced the first draft of the 2018 calendar. Zolder became the season opener instead of Misano.[1] On 9 October 2017, the finalised calendar was announced, confirming the dates of the races at the Hungaroring.[2]

Race format

In previous years a race weekend consisted of one Qualifying session, one Qualifying Race - of which the results set up the grid for the Main Race - and one Main Race. On 2 October 2017, changes to the format of race weekends were announced. In 2018 a race weekend consisted of two races scoring equal points and featuring separate Qualifying sessions for each race.[3]

Round Circuit Date Report
1 Belgium Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 7–8 April Report
2 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent, Great Britain 5–6 May Report
3 Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico, Italy 23–24 June Report
4 Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary 1–2 September Report
5 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany 15–16 September Report

Entry list[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT[4] Audi R8 LMS[4] 1 Germany Christopher Mies[5] P All
Spain Alex Riberas[5]
2 United Kingdom Will Stevens[5] P All
Belgium Dries Vanthoor[5]
3 Belgium Gilles Magnus[6] S 1
Belgium Alessio Picariello[6]
Switzerland Ricardo Feller[7] 3–5
Belgium Adrien De Leener[7]
17 United Kingdom Stuart Leonard[5] P 1–2, 4–5
Netherlands Robin Frijns[5] 1, 4–5
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch[8] 2
United Kingdom Stuart Leonard[7] S 3
South Africa Sheldon van der Linde[7]
Germany Black Falcon[9] Mercedes-AMG GT3[9] 6 Germany Hubert Haupt[9] S 4–5
Germany Luca Stolz[9]
Switzerland Kessel Racing[10][N 1]
Thailand TP 12 - Kessel Racing[11][N 1]
Ferrari 488 GT3[11] 11 Poland Michał Broniszewski[10] PA 1
Italy Giacomo Piccini[10]
39 Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi[11] PA All
Netherlands Carlo van Dam[11]
Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing[12][N 2]
Emil Frey Jaguar Racing[13][N 2]
Lexus RC F GT3[12] 14 Spain Albert Costa[14] P All
Austria Christian Klien[14]
Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar[13] 54 Switzerland Alex Fontana[15] S 3
Canada Mikaël Grenier[15]
Lexus RC F GT3[12] 114 Austria Norbert Siedler[10] P All
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli[10] 1–3
Finland Markus Palttala[9] 4–5
Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing[10] Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX[10] 15 France Pierre Feligioni[10] Am 1
France Claude-Yves Gosselin[10]
Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team[16] Lamborghini Huracán GT3[16] 19 Italy Andrea Caldarelli[16] P All
Argentina Ezequiel Pérez Companc[16]
63 Italy Mirko Bortolotti[16] P All
Germany Christian Engelhart[16]
82 Netherlands Loris Hezemans[16] P 1–4
France Franck Perera[16]
Slovakia Audi Sport Slovakia[17] Audi R8 LMS[17] 21 Slovakia Christian Malchárek[17] PA 3–4
Slovakia Jirko Malchárek[17]
France Saintéloc Racing[18] Audi R8 LMS[18] 25 France Simon Gachet[19] P All
Germany Christopher Haase[18]
26 France Nyls Stievenart[19] PA All
Germany Markus Winkelhock[18]
United Kingdom Team Parker Racing[20] Bentley Continental GT3[20] 31 United Kingdom Josh Caygill[20] S 1–3
Republic of Ireland Árón Taylor-Smith[20]
32 United Kingdom Ian Loggie[8] PA 2
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod[21]
Russia SMP Racing by AKKA ASP[22][N 3]

France AKKA ASP Team[23][N 3]

France SunEnergy1 Racing[24][N 3]
Mercedes-AMG GT3[23] 35 Russia Vladimir Atoev[22] S All
Russia Aleksey Korneev[22]
87 France Nico Jamin[23] P 1–2, 5
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[10] 1–2
United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou[25] 5
Russia Denis Bulatov[26] S 3–4
France Nico Jamin[26]
88 Italy Raffaele Marciello[23] P All
United Kingdom Michael Meadows[23]
90 Germany Nico Bastian[23] S All
United Kingdom Jack Manchester[23]
751 Australia Kenny Habul[24] PA 4
France Tristan Vautier[24]
France 3Y Technology[10] BMW M6 GT3[10] 37 Brazil Lukas Moraes[10] S All
United Kingdom Andrew Watson[10] 1–4
Belgium Denis Dupont[25] 5
Germany Attempto Racing[27] Audi R8 LMS[27] 55 Germany Pierre Kaffer[27] P All
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst[27]
66 South Africa Kelvin van der Linde[27] P All
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst[27]
Germany Rinaldi Racing[28] Ferrari 488 GT3[28] 333 South Africa David Perel[28] PA 5
Russia Rinat Salikhov[28]
Icon Class
P Pro Cup
S Silver Cup
PA Pro-Am Cup
Am Am Cup

Race results[edit]

Bold indicates overall winner.

Round Circuit Pole position Pro Winners Silver Winners Pro-Am Winners Am Winners
1 R1 Belgium Zolder Belgium No. 2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Austria No. 63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Belgium No. 3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Thailand No. 39 TP 12 - Kessel Racing Belgium No. 15 Boutsen Ginion Racing
United Kingdom Will Stevens
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Belgium Gilles Magnus
Belgium Alessio Picariello
Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
France Pierre Feligioni
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
R2 Austria No. 63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Germany No. 66 Attempto Racing Belgium No. 3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Thailand No. 39 TP 12 - Kessel Racing Belgium No. 15 Boutsen Ginion Racing
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst
Belgium Gilles Magnus
Belgium Alessio Picariello
Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
France Pierre Feligioni
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
2 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch Belgium No. 2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Belgium No. 2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT United Kingdom No. 31 Team Parker Racing Thailand No. 39 TP 12 - Kessel Racing No entries
United Kingdom Will Stevens
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
United Kingdom Will Stevens
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
United Kingdom Josh Caygill
Republic of Ireland Árón Taylor-Smith
Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
R2 Belgium No. 17 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Belgium No. 17 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT France No. 37 3Y Technology France No. 26 Saintéloc Racing
United Kingdom Stuart Leonard
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
United Kingdom Stuart Leonard
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
Brazil Lukas Moraes
United Kingdom Andrew Watson
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
3 R1 Italy Misano France No. 87 AKKA ASP Team Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT France No. 90 AKKA ASP Team France No. 26 Saintéloc Racing
Russia Denis Bulatov
France Nico Jamin
Germany Christopher Mies
Spain Alex Riberas
Germany Nico Bastian
United Kingdom Jack Manchester
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
R2 France No. 88 AKKA ASP Team Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT France No. 87 AKKA ASP Team France No. 26 Saintéloc Racing
Italy Raffaele Marciello
United Kingdom Michael Meadows
Germany Christopher Mies
Spain Alex Riberas
Russia Denis Bulatov
France Nico Jamin
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
4 R1 Hungary Hungaroring France No. 90 AKKA ASP Team Austria No. 63 GRT Grasser Racing Team France No. 87 AKKA ASP Team France No. 751 SunEnergy1 Racing
Germany Nico Bastian
United Kingdom Jack Manchester
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Russia Denis Bulatov
France Nico Jamin
Australia Kenny Habul
France Tristan Vautier
R2 France No. 88 AKKA ASP Team France No. 88 AKKA ASP Team France No. 87 AKKA ASP Team France No. 26 Saintéloc Racing
Italy Raffaele Marciello
United Kingdom Michael Meadows
Italy Raffaele Marciello
United Kingdom Michael Meadows
Russia Denis Bulatov
France Nico Jamin
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring Austria No. 63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Belgium No. 3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT France No. 26 Saintéloc Racing
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Germany Christopher Mies
Spain Alex Riberas
Switzerland Ricardo Feller
Belgium Adrien De Leener
France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
R2 Germany No. 6 Black Falcon France No. 88 AKKA ASP Team Germany No. 6 Black Falcon Germany No. 333 Rinaldi Racing
Germany Hubert Haupt
Germany Luca Stolz
Italy Raffaele Marciello
United Kingdom Michael Meadows
Germany Hubert Haupt
Germany Luca Stolz
South Africa David Perel
Russia Rinat Salikhov

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Championship points were awarded for the first ten positions in each race. The pole-sitter also received one point and entries were required to complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points. Individual drivers were required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race. A new points system was introduced this season. It takes the maximum points an entry could earn in the old 'Qualifying Race + Main Race'-format divided by two.[29]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Pole 
Points 16.5 12 9.5 7.5 6 4.5 3 2 1 0.5 1

Drivers' championships[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 Italy Raffaele Marciello
United Kingdom Michael Meadows
France AKKA ASP Team 8 2 3 4 2 10 2 1 4 1 98
2 Germany Christopher Mies
Spain Alex Riberas
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 3 Ret 2 2 1 1 Ret 4 1 16 90.5
3 South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst
Germany Attempto Racing 4 1 8 3 Ret 4 10 3 6 4 65
4 United Kingdom Will Stevens
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 2 11 1 Ret Ret 2 5 7 2 Ret 63.5
5 Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Germany Christian Engelhart
Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team 1 7 10 5 3 18 1 6 DSQ EX 57.5
6 France Nico Jamin France AKKA ASP Team 9 4 5 6 Ret 5 3 8 7 6 45
7 United Kingdom Stuart Leonard Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 5 5 4 1 8 6 Ret 16 11 9 44.5
8 France Simon Gachet
Germany Christopher Haase
France Saintéloc Racing 10 12 7 8 Ret 3 4 2 10 3 44.5
9 Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Argentina Ezequiel Pérez Companc
Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team 6 3 12 Ret 4 20 16 11 3 5 37
10 Belgium Frédéric Vervisch Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 4 1 25
11 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés France AKKA ASP Team 9 4 5 6 19
12 Russia Denis Bulatov France AKKA ASP Team Ret 5 3 8 18.5
13 Spain Albert Costa
Austria Christian Klien
Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing Ret 20 11 14 9 Ret 6 13 5 7 15.5
14 Germany Hubert Haupt
Germany Luca Stolz
Germany Black Falcon 9 12 15 2 14
15 Netherlands Robin Frijns Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 5 5 Ret 16 11 9 13
16 Austria Norbert Siedler Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing 14 13 9 9 5 8 11 14 9 8 13
17 Netherlands Loris Hezemans
France Franck Perera
Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team 20 Ret 13 7 17 7 13 5 12
18 Germany Nico Bastian
United Kingdom Jack Manchester
France AKKA ASP Team 11 9 19 15 6 15 7 9 16 17 10.5
19 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing 14 13 9 9 5 8 10
20 Belgium Gilles Magnus
Belgium Alessio Picariello
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 7 6 7.5
20 United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou France AKKA ASP Team 7 6 7.5
21 Germany Pierre Kaffer
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst
Germany Attempto Racing Ret 14 6 12 Ret 12 12 17 8 12 6.5
21 South Africa Sheldon van der Linde Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 8 6 6.5
22 Russia Vladimir Atoev
Russia Aleksey Korneev
Russia SMP Racing by AKKA ASP 16 8 18 Ret 12 17 8 18 14 11 4
23 Switzerland Alex Fontana
Canada Mikaël Grenier
Switzerland Emil Frey Jaguar Racing 7 11 3
24 Finland Markus Palttala Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing 11 14 9 8 3
25 France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
France Saintéloc Racing 15 15 17 11 11 9 18 19 12 15 1
26 Switzerland Ricardo Feller
Belgium Adrien De Leener
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 10 13 14 10 13 Ret 1
27 Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
Thailand TP 12 - Kessel Racing 12 10 14 13 13 14 17 21 Ret 13 0.5
27 Brazil Lukas Moraes France 3Y Technology 17 17 DSQ 10 14 16 20 15 Ret 14 0.5
27 United Kingdom Andrew Watson France 3Y Technology 17 17 DSQ 10 14 16 20 15 0.5
27 South Africa David Perel
Russia Rinat Salikhov
Germany Rinaldi Racing Ret 10 0.5
Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Switzerland Kessel Racing 13 18 0
Belgium Denis Dupont France 3Y Technology Ret 14 0
United Kingdom Josh Caygill
Republic of Ireland Árón Taylor-Smith
United Kingdom Team Parker Racing 18 16 15 Ret 15 Ret 0
Australia Kenny Habul
France Tristan Vautier
France SunEnergy1 Racing 15 DNS 0
Slovakia Christian Malchárek
Slovakia Jirko Malchárek
Slovakia Audi Sport Slovakia 16 19 19 20 0
United Kingdom Ian Loggie
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod
United Kingdom Team Parker Racing 16 Ret 0
France Pierre Feligioni
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing 19 19 0
Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Silver Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 Germany Nico Bastian
United Kingdom Jack Manchester
France AKKA ASP Team 11 9 19 15 6 15 7 9 16 17 108.5
2 Russia Vladimir Atoev
Russia Aleksey Korneev
Russia SMP Racing by AKKA ASP 16 8 18 Ret 12 17 8 18 14 11 80.5
3 Brazil Lukas Moraes France 3Y Technology 17 17 DSQ 10 14 16 20 15 Ret 14 59
4 Russia Denis Bulatov
France Nico Jamin
France AKKA ASP Team Ret 5 3 8 50.5
5 United Kingdom Andrew Watson France 3Y Technology 17 17 DSQ 10 14 16 20 15 49.5
6 Switzerland Ricardo Feller
Belgium Adrien De Leener
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 10 13 14 10 13 Ret 47
7 Germany Hubert Haupt
Germany Luca Stolz
Germany Black Falcon 9 12 15 2 43
8 Belgium Gilles Magnus
Belgium Alessio Picariello
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 7 6 35
9 United Kingdom Josh Caygill
Republic of Ireland Árón Taylor-Smith
United Kingdom Team Parker Racing 18 16 15 Ret 15 Ret 33
10 United Kingdom Stuart Leonard
South Africa Sheldon van der Linde
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 8 6 22.5
11 Switzerland Alex Fontana
Canada Mikaël Grenier
Switzerland Emil Frey Jaguar Racing 7 11 21.5
12 Belgium Denis Dupont France 3Y Technology Ret 14 9.5
Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

Pro-Am Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 France Nyls Stievenart
Germany Markus Winkelhock
France Saintéloc Racing 15 15 17 11 11 9 18 19 12 15 134.5
2 Thailand Piti Bhirombhakdi
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
Thailand TP 12 - Kessel Racing 12 10 14 13 13 14 17 21 Ret 13 126
3 Slovakia Christian Malchárek
Slovakia Jirko Malchárek
Slovakia Audi Sport Slovakia 16 19 19 20 39.5
4 Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Switzerland Kessel Racing 13 18 21.5
5 South Africa David Perel
Russia Rinat Salikhov
Germany Rinaldi Racing Ret 10 16.5
5 Australia Kenny Habul
France Tristan Vautier
France SunEnergy1 Racing 15 DNS 16.5
6 United Kingdom Ian Loggie
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod
United Kingdom Team Parker Racing 16 Ret 12
Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

Am Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 France Pierre Feligioni
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing 19 19 35
Pos. Driver Team ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

Teams' championships[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi 2 5 1 1 1 1 5 4 1 9 123
2 France AKKA ASP Team
Russia SMP Racing by AKKA ASP
France SunEnergy1 Racing
Mercedes-AMG 8 2 3 4 2 5 2 1 4 1 119
3 Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 1 3 10 5 3 7 1 5 3 5 95
4 Germany Attempto Racing Audi 4 1 6 3 Ret 4 10 3 6 4 83
5 France Saintéloc Racing Audi 10 12 7 8 11 3 4 2 10 3 77.5
6 Switzerland Emil Frey Jaguar/Lexus Racing Jaguar
Lexus
14 13 9 9 5 8 6 13 5 7 50.5
7 SwitzerlandThailand (TP 12 -) Kessel Racing Ferrari 12 10 14 13 13 14 17 21 Ret 13 26.5
8 Germany Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG 9 12 15 2 25
9 France 3Y Technology BMW 17 17 DSQ 10 14 16 20 15 Ret 14 14
10 United Kingdom Team Parker Racing Bentley 18 16 15 Ret 16 Ret 7
11 Slovakia Audi Sport Slovakia Audi 16 19 19 20 4
12 Germany Rinaldi Racing Ferrari Ret 10 2
13 Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing Lamborghini 19 19 1
Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

Pro-Am Cup[edit]

Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 France Saintéloc Racing Audi 15 15 17 11 11 9 18 19 12 15 137
2 SwitzerlandThailand (TP 12 -) Kessel Racing Ferrari 12 10 14 13 13 14 17 21 Ret 13 126
3 Slovakia Audi Sport Slovakia Audi 16 19 19 20 39.5
4 Germany Rinaldi Racing Ferrari Ret 10 16.5
4 France SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG 15 DNS 16.5
5 United Kingdom Team Parker Racing Bentley 16 Ret 12
Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

Am Cup[edit]

Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points
1 Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing Lamborghini 19 19 35
Pos. Team Manufacturer ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
Points

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Car No. 11 entered as Kessel Racing under Swiss licence and car No. 39 entered as TP 12 - Kessel Racing under Thai licence.
  2. ^ a b Cars No. 14 and 114 entered as Emil Frey Lexus Racing and car No. TBA entered as Emil Frey Jaguar Racing.
  3. ^ a b c Car No. 35 entered as SMP Racing by AKKA ASP under Russian licence. Cars No. 87, 88 and 90 entered as AKKA ASP Team and car No. 751 entered as SunEnergy1 Racing, both under French licence.

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