Blancpain Sprint Series

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Blancpain Sprint Series
Blancpain endurance series logo.jpg
Category Grand tourer
Country International
Inaugural season 2013
Tyre suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion France Vincent Abril
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Teams' champion Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Official website www.blancpain-gt-series.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Blancpain Sprint Series (designated FIA GT Series in 2013) is a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) with the approval of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The championship is mostly concentrated in Europe, but will visit other continents including Asia. The series continues the sprint format for GT-cars carried out by the defunct FIA GT1 World Championship.[1]

Regulations[edit]

The Blancpain Sprint Series is contested with GT3-spec cars. Each event consists of two races over a weekend with two drivers per car and a mandatory pit stop.

Races[edit]

The schedule of the Blancpain Sprint Series consists of races in Europe and Asia. The majority of the races is held on mid-size European circuits.

History[edit]

In 2013, the FIA GT Series was created after the demise of the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship. The series was supposed to form the FIA GT World Series in conjunction with the Blancpain Endurance Series. This plan was abandoned before the start of the 2013 season.

The name of the FIA GT Series resembles the FIA GT Championship (1997-2009) that was known for its endurance races all over the world. Except for the mandatory driver changes the two championships differ highly in sporting and technical regulations.

In 2014, the competition changed the name for Blancpain Sprint Series.[2]

Champions[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Year Pro Cup Pro-Am Trophy Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
FIA GT Series
2013 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Russia Sergey Afanasyev
Sweden Andreas Simonsen
Czech Republic Petr Charouz
Czech Republic Jan Stoviček
Blancpain Sprint Series
2014 Germany Maximilian Götz United Kingdom Alessandro Latif
Germany Marc Basseng
Poland Mateusz Lisowski
France Vincent Abril
2015 France Vincent Abril
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Russia Aleksey Karachev Netherlands Jules Szymkowiak

Teams[edit]

Year Pro Cup Pro-Am Trophy Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
FIA GT Series
2013 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany HTP Gravity Charouz Germany HTP Gravity Charouz
Blancpain Sprint Series
2014 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany Phoenix Racing Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
2015 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Russia GT Russian Team Germany Bentley Team HTP

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